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Wednesday, 13 November 2013

What is Retirement to Me?

By Marc Leavitt of Marc Leavitt's Blog

What does retirement mean to me?
A state of mind, and liberty
To be the man I want to be.

I rise at dawn and greet the day
In peace, and contemplate the way
I’ll spend the hours in work or play.

I sip a sweet, hot cup of tea,
Sunbeams providing company
As silence sings her song to me.

The choice is mine, to go or stay,
No workplace obligations prey;
I pass my time just as I say.

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Posted by Ronni Bennett at 12:38 AM | Permalink | Email this post


Lucky you!! I'm jealous. I'm 81 and still looking forward to that day. :)

Mary Hertslet

Lovely expression of just how it can be..Though I have kept a little part time job, 3 days a week at 72, I am pretty content and healthy and in the world...Love this column for pointing out these
issues of life too...

Wonderful. I love the ambiguity about "work or play" and the idea that--in retirement--you have more choices, fewer dreary obligations.

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