Join Early Retirement Today
Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
An Early Retirement - A Poem
Old 06-08-2021, 03:18 PM   #1
Confused about dryer sheets
 
Join Date: May 2021
Location: Reston
Posts: 4
An Early Retirement - A Poem

I am into the 4th month after an early retirement, loving it
so far. Hope you enjoy this poem on it. ( This is my budding retirement hobby )

An Early Retirement
—————————

Endless meetings, crazy deadlines
long commutes and traffic jams
constant stream of Sisyphean tasks

of course it was not all that bad
lot's of fun was had, along with that
but we know what he meant,
when he said that

three decades of hustling like this
are you surprised, this guy seems done?
three week vacations cut it no more
weekends come and quickly go.

401K, social security, medicare
COBRA or ACA, whatever, he don’t care,
outgoing expenses, incoming income
weigh them carefully, what is the outcome?
retirement, it’s feasible now, he declares.

Enough accomplished, had a good run
passing the torch to the next generation
a sigh of relief, some satisfaction
as he takes the bows, his retirement has just begun

no golden watch for him,
nor any farewell parties,
no one sang the jolly good fellow song
but the gentle smile that broke on his face
seemed to triumph them all.

the paychecks have stopped, some time ago
those pricey lunches, fancy lattes, have got to go
time is his new luxury now
as he sips his coffee leisurely, watches the birds ..
hikerpoet is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 Early Retirement and Financial Independence Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

Are you planning to be financially independent as early as possible so you can live life on your own terms? Discuss successful investing strategies, asset allocation models, tax strategies and other related topics in our online forum community. Our members range from young folks just starting their journey to financial independence, military retirees and even multimillionaires. No matter where you fit in you'll find that Early-Retirement.org is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with our members, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create a retirement blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 06-08-2021, 03:29 PM   #2
Give me a museum and I'll fill it. (Picasso)
Give me a forum ...
street's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2016
Posts: 5,120
Very nicely done! Lol
street is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2021, 03:44 PM   #3
Thinks s/he gets paid by the post
 
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: St. Charles
Posts: 2,954
I like it as well!

Maybe we need a poet laureate?
__________________
If your not living on the edge, you're taking up too much space.
Never slow down, never grow old!
CardsFan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-08-2021, 04:58 PM   #4
gone traveling
 
Join Date: Dec 2018
Posts: 1,196
Thanks for sharing! I don't miss the stress and politics of Mega Corp!
Nick12 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
poetry


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
A Poem from my Mom Happy Mother's Day canadianteddy Other topics 2 05-11-2009 06:37 AM
My Favorite Poem Retire Soon Life after FIRE 9 01-04-2007 09:40 PM
ER Poem Renderdog Life after FIRE 3 07-26-2005 11:38 AM

» Quick Links

 
All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:44 PM.
 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.