The Retired Bloke

When I Retired

When I retired 

I didn’t retire from life

Didn’t want to be a spectator

Standing on the sidelines

Watching the clock ticking down

When I retired

I wanted to be a participant

Have dreams and ambitions

Play a full part, know in my heart

There’s nothing more left to give

When I retired 

I wanted to be a better team player

A giver rather than a taker

Supporting family, my loved ones

Achieve their goals and ambitions

When I retired 

This was just half time

The end of a frantic first period 

This was a new start

Not the end



  • Michael Edwards

    I'm like you are - I have so much to keep me occupied - love a well presented house which can take up quite a bit of time, walking, poetry reading, and of course my art which comes in first - well second after family. Never a dull moment and little time to regret, feel sorry for myself, worry about health and end-of-life issues, get depressed about the past - etcetera. Fine write.

    • The Retired Bloke

      Thank you Michael. I agree the art of a good retirement is to keep active.

    • orchidee

      A fine write RB.

    • Goldfinch60

      Very true, I too have much to keep me occupied.

      • The Retired Bloke

        Keeping active is definitely the secret to a happy retirement.

      • Tamara Beryl Latham - The Poet

        Wow! I'm impressed with your words and feel you could be writing about me and thousands of others who have retired and frequent these boards.

        Your words are truly heartfelt.

        Enjoy your retirement. :)

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