in real time

retirement arrived

finally unexpectedly

what does it mean??

too tired / put on new wheels

older & wiser (we can hope)

still too young to die!

(Lord willing)

got some good years ahead

to leave lasting imprint

(or learn at last to listen)

golden & embolden

dance a brave attempt

who cares / what

people think

be the real (old) you / me

restless dreamers

remodel our lives



random acts of poetry

18 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. SelmaMartin
    Oct 06, 2022 @ 08:02:18

    to leave lasting imprint

    (or learn at last to listen)

    golden & embolden

    dance a brave attempt

    who cares / — “parallel keys” 😁 👏
    Blessings. You CAN do this! 🤗


  2. sanaarizvi
    Oct 06, 2022 @ 03:44:11

    This is incredibly moving, Lynn! I admire the quiet strength in your words. Thank you so much for adding your voice to the prompt ❤❤


  3. Nitin Lalit
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 23:22:56

    I love how you’ve portrayed retirement as a brand new beginning full of promise.


  4. Gillena Cox
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 20:24:13

    I am a retiree since 2003. Went back out to work on contract. Then left in 2006.
    There are a lot of changes in perspective after retirement i can identify eith this poem easily.
    Happy you dropped by my blog Lynn.



  5. Jim
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 19:31:36

    Lynn, this was a good read for me, I like it lots.
    I have a friend who told me that he had just lost his job because of age. He is 89, to be 90 in March. He drives Lexus cars in the Houston area around to the dealers who have customers wanting and waiting for this one or that one. Retired, he has been doing that since Lexus started selling cars in the US.


  6. Helen
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 16:29:09

    I love the energy and spunk in your poem … dancing sounds great, I have to ignore the knee pain however. LOL


  7. artsandletters9
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 12:22:15

    Retirement. Second childhood? Folks who appear to be happier. Why not?

    I think we have more time to listen carefully to the Holy Spirit. Though, the prince of darkness is still prowling.

    Love the chance to read, discover, write and get closer to my spouse of almost 45 years. How has she put up with me? Could I make it easier, by God’s grace?

    Lynn, So enjoy your poetry.



  8. dorahak
    Oct 05, 2022 @ 11:56:05

    These are the days! Love the quiet ambition, spirit, and humor in these lines, Lynn. More power to ya, I say 🙂
    ~ Dora


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