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Retirement Verses Poems Quotes
You've had a long working life
As everyone knows 
You can now do nothing at all
And then have a doze 
Enjoy Your Retirement

Jon Bratton © 2006

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Late to rise
Early to bed
Collect that pension
Before you're dead.

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You no longer have to punch a time clock
You can now do
what you want
when you want
anytime you want. 

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You wake up in the morning
With nothing to do
How you’re going to fill your day
You haven’t a clue
By the time you’ve had a leisurely breakfast
Your energy starts to sap
Before lunch the chances are
You’ll find the time to fit in a nap
At lunch, avoid drinking coffee 
That’s far too soon
You don’t want it keeping you awake
All the afternoon
Get some fresh air
Go into the garden for a bit
Busy yourself
Having a nice long sit
When you’re thoroughly worn out
With all that fresh air
Take yourself back indoors
To your favorite armchair
Where you can have a good contemplate
About ways to get thinner
But try to fit in 40 winks
Just ahead of dinner
Then relax in the evening
Trying to understand
How you only managed to get done
Half the things you‘d planned
Never mind, don’t bother yourself
With any regret or sorrow
You’ve got plenty of time to fail
To do it all again tomorrow

Jon Bratton © 2009

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Retirement is a time
For feeling glad to be alive,
A time when friendships blossom
And enthusiasms thrive.

A chance to do the special things
You always wished you could.
Retirement is a special time
For is good.

Congratulations on your

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Retirement is when the living is easy and the payments are hard.

Retirement: It's nice to get out of the rat race, but you have to learn to get along with less cheese.

Now that you're retired, you'll be able to enjoy a good brisk... ....sit

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Retirement: The time in your life when time is no longer money.

The worst thing about retirement is having to drink coffee on your own time.

The key to a happy retirement is to have enough money to live on, but not enough to worry about.

Retirement is waking up in the morning with nothing to do and by bedtime having done only half of it.

Retirement verses poems quotes

When you get to retirement, you switch bosses - from the one who hired you to the one who married you. Gene Perret

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If you're making a speech and you want what I call wrinkinsults...humorous ribbing about the aging process...I have loads in the birthdays section, easily adapted for retirement. The quickest route to all this material is

Retirement verses poems a page of verses, has rhymes suitable for soldiers, teachers, pastors and nurses. Men, women, friends, mom and dad, not forgetting coworkers and the boss, unless he was bad. They could be put in a card or said at a party, any excuse: they are for your free, non commercial, use

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As one chapter ends
Another begins for you
Enjoy all the things
You've been looking forward to

A very happy retirement to you

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As a World-trekker, go-getter
Retirement won't have you stopping 
You'll be seen where the bananas and mangos come from
At ASDA....doing the shopping
Jon Bratton c 2004

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You earned it
Now enjoy it

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As a retiree your greatest frustration will be not being able to complete all the things you had planned to do that don't need to get done in the first place.

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Enjoy every retirement day 
as if it is your last ...
One day you will be right about it.

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A retired husband is often a wife's full-time job. Ella Harris

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Retirement is waking up in the morning with nothing to do and by bedtime having done only half of it.

On your well deserved retirement
And we wish you happiness in the years ahead

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You're retired 
Goodbye tension,
Hello pension! 

Enjoy your retirement years

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Stay busy in retirement. It's no problem if you have to cancel your golf games to go play in tennis tournaments.

Retirement verses poems quotes. Here's one for a retiring teacher, particularly an English literature teacher

In the words of the Bard 
Parting is such sweet sorrow
That we shall say goodbye, good luck
Today and beyond the morrow
For morrow, thou shalt be retired
In most deserved repose
No more vexed reports and tests
And no more...
... chalk dust up thy nose

An abundance of the very best in thy future
Verily, forsooth

Retirement Quotes

The trouble with retirement is that you never get a day off. Abe Lemons When a man reaches retirement and time is no longer a matter of urgent importance, his colleagues generally present him with a watch. R.C. Sherriff

When a man reaches retirement, his wife gets twice the husband but only half the income. Chi Chi Rodriguez When you reach retirement, think and act as if you were still working; when you're still working, think and act a bit as if you were already retired.

One of the problems of retirement is that it gives you more time to read about the problems of retirement.

Retirement can be a great joy if you can figure out how to spend time without spending money.

In retirement, I look for days off from my days off. Mason Cooley

Retirement means no pressure, no stress, no heartache... unless you play golf. Gene Perret In retirement there's never enough time to do all the nothing you want. Bill Watterson, Calvin and Hobbe

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A Poem for Retiring Soldiers 

Let the bugle blow
Let the march be played
With the forming of the troops 
For your last parade 
The years of wars, and the years of waiting
Obedience to orders, unhesitating 
Years on home soil, and the years overseas 
All woven in a web... of memories 
A lifetime of service passes in review
As many good friends and exotic places too 
In the waning sunlight begin to fade 
With martial music of your last parade

Your last salute to the service and base 
Now someone else will take your place 
To the sharp young soldiers marching away 
You gladly pass the orders of the day 

Though uncertain what your future may hold 
Still, if needed – before you grow too old- 
You’ll keep your saber sharp, your powder dry
Lest you be recalled to duty by and by 

So let the bugle blow... 
Fire the evening gun... 
Slowly lower the colours... 
Your retirement has begun

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Irish Retirement Blessing

May you always have work 
for your hands to do. 
May your pockets hold 
always a coin or two. 
May the sun shine bright 
on your windowpane. 
May the rainbow be certain 
to follow each rain. 
May the hand of a friend 
always be near you. 
And may God fill your heart 
with gladness to cheer you. 

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A dedicated union man 
Protecting the members' bread and butter 
And on fruit machines and horses 
You've been known to have a flutter 

Whether "horse trading" or horse betting
There's many times you've won 
Not just a skilled negotiator 
But a jammy son of a gun 

Armed with your metal detector 
Lady luck and time for leisure 
We're sure you'll make a million 
Finding buried treasure 

We'll miss your calming influence 
You were articulate and rational 
Good luck Brian...but before you go 
Have you got a tip for the National? 

Jon Bratton © 1992

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Retirement is wonderful. It's doing nothing without worrying about getting caught at it. Gene Perret

We have no porch, no rocking chair — and no time. My biggest need is a calendar because there are so many things to do. Now I encourage people to retire — the younger the better. Maurice Musholt

Retired is being twice tired, I've thought 
First tired of working, 
Then tired of not. Richard Armour 

There are some who start their retirement long before they stop working. — Robert Half

Lots of Retirement Quotes

Retirement means doing whatever you want to do. It means choice.

When some people retire, it's going to be mighty hard to tell the difference

The question isn't at what age I want to retire, it's at what income. George Foreman

Have you ever been out for a late autumn walk in the closing part of the afternoon, and suddenly looked up to realize that the leaves have practically all gone? And the sun has set and the day gone before you knew it — and with that a cold wind blows across the landscape? That's retirement. Stephen Leacock

The only liberty an inferior man really cherishes is the liberty to quit work, stretch out in the sun, and scratch himself. H. L. Mencken

There is an enormous number of managers who have retired on the job. Peter F. Drucker

Retirement is wonderful if you have two essentials — much to live on and much to live for.

Most people perform essentially meaningless work. When they retire that truth is borne upon them. Brendan Francis

A perpetual holiday is a good working definition of hell. George Bernard Shaw

Retire? I'm going to stay in show business until I'm the only one left. George Burns

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Sixty-five is the age when one acquires sufficient experience to lose one's job.

Before deciding to retire from your job, stay home a week and watch daytime television.

Retirement at sixty-five is ridiculous. When I was sixty-five, I still had pimples. George Burns

I'm retired — I'm not dead!

When I retire I'm going to spend my evenings by the fireplace going through those boxes. There are things in there that ought to be burned. Richard Milhouse Nixon

Eating's going to be a whole new ball game. I may even have to buy a new pair of trousers. Lester Piggott on his retirement.

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