By J.D. Gordon
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The path before us is filled with hope
Hope for better and in spite of the challenges
We know with God, we can cope
The path before us is decorated with the colours of our dreams
We ingeniously shape and frame it
The dark paths, with our lights we must lit
Some people plan to retire
And others retire to plan
I have written some thoughts which could make a poem, a speech or a song
Retirement puts us in full control
So we get to be the manager of our own time,
All the time, and for the rest of our time to come
No longer will Corporate breathe down your neck;
You can now relax and breathe fresh life into your hobbies.
Yes! Now you can throw out the clock, or kill the cock
The path before us is now the path you are taking
Every day will bring with it a new cake for baking
A new sketch for painting
Fresh earth for planting
And a new reason for waking
With retirement you are not being shoved off the stage,
You now get to sit back and watch
Watch your role being played by someone else.
It is times like these which bring the greatest fulfillment, for you now know for sure; surely you have made your mark.