12 Retirement Poems

Here you can find some poems already written like the ones we have provided below or you can have one written specifically about the retiree.  A great way to have one written would be to provide the writer with specific information about the retiree so they are able to make the poem very detailed.  It can be made to be funny or serious or a way to send your wishes.

  1. Today you will retire,
    And a new life will begin.
    May you have the time to do all you want,
    And may you feel the joy within.
    Retirement Sayings

  2. Congratulations on your retirement.
    Its a joyous time in everyones life
    When they get to say goodbye
    To the everyday hustle and bustle!
    Take time for yourself!
    Retirement Wishes

  3. Life is a song - sing it.
    Life is a game - play it.
    Life is a challenge - meet it.
    Life is a dream - realize it.
    Life is a sacrifice - offer it.
    Life is love - enjoy it.
    Sai Baba

    Love Quotes

  4. May you always have work for your hands to do.
    May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
    May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
    May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
    May the hand of a friend always be near you.
    And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.
    Irish Blessing

  5. Retirement ~ I praise the Frenchman,
    His remark was shrewd,
    How sweet, how passing sweet is solitude!
    But grant me still a friend in my retreat,
    Whom I may whisper, Solitude is sweet.
    William Cowper

  6. Come, my friends, 'Tis not too late to seek a newer world.
    Push off, and sitting well in order smite the sounding furrows;
    for my purpose holds to sail beyond the sunset,
    and the baths
    of all the western stars, until I die.
    It may be that the gulfs will wash us down:
    It may be we shall touch the Happy Isles,
    and see the great Achilles, whom we knew.
    Tho' much is taken, much abides;
    and tho' we are not now that strength which in old days moved the earth and heaven;
    that which we are, we are;
    One equal temper of heroic hearts,
    Made weak by time and fate,
    but strong in will to strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield.
    Alfred Tennyson

  7. I have no Yesterdays,
    Time took them away;
    Tomorrow may not be Ė
    But I have Today.
    Pearl Yeadon McGinnis

  8. An elegant sufficiency, content,
    Retirement, rural quiet, friendship, books,
    Ease and alternate labour, useful life,
    Progressive virtue, and approving Heaven!
    James Thomson

  9. Fear no more the heat o' th' sun,
    Nor the furious winter's rages.
    Thou thy worldly task hast done,
    Home art gone and ta'en thy wages.
    William Shakespear

Funny Retirement Poems

  1. Retirement - Its all in how you play the game, isnít it?
    Let's see now. How will I know when I am a senior.
    Hmmmmmmm.....
    Some places give me a senior's discount at 55, some at 60 and some at 65.
    My government pension will be sent to me when I am 65.
    My company will arbitrarily retire me at 65.
    (I'm going to beat them to the punch and retire at 60.)
    So that means that parts of our society think 'senior' begins at 55.
    How will I personally know?
    Well, with a little bit of luck, I don't think I'll ever know.
    It's all in how you play the game, isn't it?

    Author Unknown
    Funny Retirement Quotes

  2. Life is mostly froth and bubble.
    Two things stand like stone:
    Dodging duty at the double,
    Leaving work alone.
    Author Unknown

  3. An Ode to Old Age ~
    There's quite an art to falling apart as the years go by,
    And life doesn't begin at 40.
    That's a big fat lie.
    My hair's getting thinner, my body is not:
    The few teeth I have are beginning to rot.
    I smell of Vick's Vapo Rub, not Chanel #5;
    My new pacemaker's all that keeps me alive.
    When asked of my past, every detail I'll know,
    But, what was I doing 10 minutes ago?
    Well, you get the idea, what more can I say?
    I'm off to read the obituary, like I do every day;
    If my names there,
    I'll once again start - perfecting the art of falling apart.
    Author Unknown

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