Wisdom of old (1)

Doggerel Dave

Happily retired – this is why:

My senior had a grand plan.

He’d thought this through in great detail;

To effect it I was the man.



I made the effort to explain

Difficulties he could not see:

I don’t think a way could be found -

But this was my deficiency.



Yet here, as part of our culture,

Old advice which is very sound -

Wisdom well known: ‘Easier said than done’

Now = to no more foolish plans am I bound.


  • Author: Doggerel Dave (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: December 1st, 2023 06:15
  • Comment from author about the poem: Freedom.......
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  • 2781

    We can live on little.
    Being content is more difficult.

    • Doggerel Dave

      I don't want to boast, but I've never been more content......

      • 2781

        That makes me happy.

      • orchidee

        I was gonna be wise. As Goldfinch and I are millions of years old, I thought we would be OK, until I read 'Wisdom is not always found with the aged'. Doh!

        • Doggerel Dave

          While I wholeheartedly agree with your recently discovered aphorism, orchi, I would be prepared to give you the benefit of the doubt just this once.................

        • Parisab

          Well said and complete…
          Retirement=no more foolish plans I am bound
          One should be so lucky

          • Doggerel Dave

            Can I assume that you have yet to retire, that you still have youth on your side? No hurry - but retirement can be very liberating.
            Good luck to you wherever on life's path you happen to be.

          • Goldfinch60

            Being retired can bring such wonderful things to our lives Dave.


          • sorenbarrett

            I didn’t think anyone retired anymore. I did but keep working so what does that mean? Loved the poem made me smile.

            • Doggerel Dave

              Don't take much to make you smile, do it? 🙂

            • Thomas W Case

              Fantastic work. Cheers.

            • Neville

              we all have a certain sapiential responsibility to look out for those who have not yet reached a certain point in their life .. but I am sure that not everyone will see it my way .. Neville

              • Doggerel Dave

                So welcome back, Neville. Been quiet around here as quite a few regulars seem to have either taken long holidays or perhaps disappeared completely. You can only do wot you can do, but do try to liven the joint up, pls.

                • Neville

                  how both very sad on both accounts .. I shall try my damndest to comply .. ta for the thumbs up .. Neville

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