Sunday, January 20, 2013

One Single Impression: Retirement

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Retirement

Retirement is what we've been 
aiming for
all of our working life.

When it comes, enjoy yourself,
do the things
you've always wanted to do.

As long as it's legal
or won't get you put in jail,
as the adage says,

"JUST DO IT."

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© 2013 Jimmiehov

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The 'retired' bikers picture is courtesy of my brother-in-law which was forwarded as part of a mass mailing project.

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Find more poems using ''Retirement" prompt word at One Single Impression.
Thanks to Harshad Mehta of Space Within who brings us this week's prompt, "Retirement."

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23 Comments:

At Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:16:00 PM, Blogger Harshad Mehta said...

Oh yes, don't stop at anything, as long as it is safe and legal, it is your life and not much of it left! Well said.

 
At Saturday, January 19, 2013 11:45:00 PM, Blogger Bethe77 said...

Looking forward retirement
Blessings

 
At Sunday, January 20, 2013 3:43:00 AM, Blogger anthonynorth said...

Sounds good to me.

 
At Sunday, January 20, 2013 4:34:00 AM, Blogger kaykuala said...

Yes, just do it! One worked for it for perhaps 30 years! Nicely Jim!

Hank

 
At Sunday, January 20, 2013 7:36:00 AM, Blogger Lisa at Greenbow said...

Ha... I think I know those people...tee hee.... Looking forward to "it" since I am only semi-retired.

 
At Sunday, January 20, 2013 8:44:00 AM, Blogger Robyn Greenhouse said...

ha - love the photo. He remembered his socks but that was all?

 
At Sunday, January 20, 2013 9:28:00 AM, OpenID rlavalette said...

Now that I'm in my 60s, I remember that in the (19)60s we did not say "Just Do It", that phrase being a Nike slogan that came along later, in the late 80s, I believe. We generally said "Go for it."

Just a thought from an aging but still sharp mind, not quite ready for retirement.

 
At Sunday, January 20, 2013 10:56:00 AM, Blogger Gillena Cox said...

great write and nice photo too, you made me laugh

much love...


P.S. i'm a retiree blogging writing and photography are my passions, however i remember to put on clothes

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 12:45:00 AM, Blogger Lady In Read said...

ha ha.. the poem and the photo both made me laugh..
yes, jim, just do it.. (as long as it is legal, of course)!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 4:26:00 PM, Blogger Kim Nelson said...

Yes! Just!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 7:56:00 PM, Blogger Sherry Blue Sky said...

The photo made me smile, but scared me at the same time, hee hee. Yes, enjoy retirement to the hilt. We waited long enough for it!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 10:02:00 PM, Blogger The Write Girl said...

Just do it! Too funny Jim and that photo is hilarious. I hope retirement is as glorious as you describe :)

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 10:39:00 PM, Blogger Susie Clevenger said...

Ah yes!! Just do it!!

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 11:23:00 PM, OpenID jasminecalyx said...

I really like this line all on its own: "Retirement is what we've been," Meaning that what we end up as is what we've always been. But perhaps we just aren't able to "be" what we've always been until we retire. That may not make any sense outside my head though. ;)

 
At Monday, January 21, 2013 11:50:00 PM, Blogger Jim said...

Makes good sense to me, Jasmine. :D

I alway tell people that if we don't do something (fishing or writing for examples) before we retire then we likely won't be doing that after either.
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At Tuesday, January 22, 2013 1:20:00 AM, Blogger Nimue said...

fun pic !!
And yes , just do it goes well with retirement :D

 
At Tuesday, January 22, 2013 10:19:00 AM, Blogger Melanie Bishop said...

Good for you my friend. I hope I hold up as well.

Melanie

 
At Wednesday, January 23, 2013 1:55:00 AM, Blogger audrey` said...

"Just do it" to keep our minds alert, Dr Jim :)

 
At Wednesday, January 23, 2013 8:24:00 AM, Blogger Melanie Bishop said...

My dear friend I feel I must tell you how much I love the poems you write. Would that I had the luck of the draw in life. I am very ill and it is hard to type. You my friend delight me with each poem I read. Write my dear, write on!

with love,
Melanie

 
At Wednesday, January 23, 2013 9:06:00 AM, Blogger Jim said...

Thank you Melanie. I thought of adding a line in the last verse saying, "if you are able," but left it out to keep constant with my three line form.

I enjoy your poems very much also. Please keep up as much as you can for your reader's sake. BTW, I have two other blogging friends with health problems that hinder their writing. One writes only in lower case as that is so much easier for her.
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At Thursday, January 24, 2013 8:44:00 PM, Blogger SandyCarlson said...

So full of spirit! Yes.

Thanks for your comments on my post. The world is going mad.....

 
At Saturday, February 16, 2013 9:59:00 PM, Blogger Margaret said...

This is so funny! Thanks for the giggle!

 
At Wednesday, February 27, 2013 8:01:00 AM, Blogger Rebecca said...

That is so funny!

 

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