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Learning To Enjoy Life In Old Age

There's a huge change in your life when it comes to retirement, but it's not all bad.

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Oh, Pat, your kind words mean so much to me. Life is not going so well for me at the moment, as my husband is losing his battle with cancer, so a lovely comment like yours on one of my poems...

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Retirement

Ann D. Stevenson © more by Ann D. Stevenson

Published by Family Friend Poems October 4, 2022

Oh, the joys of growing old.
No more work from nine to five,
no hurry in the mornings.
It's just good to be alive.

No worry with the weather.
If it's wet, just stay indoors;
watch a film or read a book.
You can put your life on pause.

Should the sun be shining,
then take a nice long walk.
Meet with friends, sit in the sun,
you've loads of time to talk.

Forget your bones are creaking,
that to hear you have to strain.
Just remember that first verse, 
keep saying the same refrain.

Oh, the joys of growing old.
No more work from nine to five,
no hurry in the mornings.
It's just good to be alive.

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ABOUT THE POET:

Ann D. Stevenson only began writing after she retired, when she joined a Writing for Well-Being course. It was during a difficult time, as her husband had recently been diagnosed with cancer. She discovered that she really enjoyed writing, especially poetry. It was a real boost to her morale when Family Friend Poems began publishing her poems....

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Oh, yes indeed, Ann. You have described my life to a T. I agonized over whether to retire or not because there was a time I loved my work, but it was the smartest decision I ever made. Once again, you encapsulated the joy of retirement in very view words perfectly! Hope you are doing OK.
Pat F.

Oh, Pat, your kind words mean so much to me. Life is not going so well for me at the moment, as my husband is losing his battle with cancer, so a lovely comment like yours on one of my poems is a real boost. Yes, it is important to make the most of retirement when all is going well.
Very best wishes, Ann

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