The Retired Bloke

When Life Slows Down

When life slows down to a standstill 

When there’s little left to fulfil

All that remains are inward reflections

Of a life lived, full of imperfections 

Interspersed with the odd success

Which fills the heart with pride nonetheless 

 

When life slows down to a standstill

When there’s little left to fulfil

Make sure you’ve had big ambition

With dreams that created an ignition

A spark that set your world on fire

To achieve great things that you would now desire. 

 

When life slows down to a standstill

When there’s little left to fulfil

Look back on the past with pride 

Feel the warmth of serenity inside

Be at peace, no regrets be contented 

That you achieved all that you intended. 

Comments2

  • Claudelle DeLuna

    Great write!
    P.S.
    Happy retirement!
    I agree with every word on the poem!
    Blessings,
    :)

  • Goldfinch60

    Very good write and so true especially the last stanza.



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