The Retired Bloke

Waiting For God

I am a man who’s always on the go

I find relaxing simply too taxing

I can’t stay in one place, sit still for long 

The urge to do something is far too strong

I try to read a book  but I will look up

My mind will wander  and I will ponder

The things that I could be doing instead

Whilst other folk enjoy their lie in in bed. 

I thought  that as I grow older I would change

Re-arrange my life , cut out the need to binge

On doing stuff that stops me being bored

Give me a breather, pause be restored

Maybe I will look back on times like this

When I’m old and frail, can’t even piss

And wish I could be always on the go

Instead of waiting for god with a stranger called Joe. 


  • Goldfinch60

    Being retired for several years now for me it is good to be able to just sit and read or listen to music as my retirement is more intense than when I was working.

    • The Retired Bloke

      Thank you. This is my first year of an early retirement. I am still in the period of adjustment.

      • Goldfinch60

        Don’t take too much on, in my case I used agree to do many things but found I was doing too much, just do what you want to do but make time for what you want to do.

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