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The twenty-eighth day of October,

The year twenty-eleven,

A date we shall always remember,

Retirement – pure heaven!


We can get up when we feel like it

And choose what we want to do,

No doubt sleep on for a little bit,

Our lives have commenced anew.


Time to catch up on jobs we delayed,

To go and see all our friends.

Time to revisit places we stayed

And tie up lots of loose ends.


How did we find the time for careers?

Work always got in the way.

Now we can relax with wine and beers,

Enjoying freedom each day.


You may think I just see the bright side,

This is still a novelty,

But hobbies will keep me occupied,

I may write great poetry!


Or better than this, you never know!

I am no doom and gloomer.

We may both have the same regret though,

We should have done this sooner!

◄ Life in the Mad House

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Lynn Dye

Tue 22nd Nov 2011 22:54

Thank you Francine :)

Well, John, in our house Colin thinks he is the boss, but I know otherwise!!!

Thank you Dave, For having nowt to do, I seem to be very busy! Ha ha.

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Dave Carr

Tue 22nd Nov 2011 21:35

Nowt to do but nowt.
I'm sure someone said that.
If not, I did.
Enjoy it

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John Coopey

Tue 22nd Nov 2011 16:33

The down-side for me would be trading one boss fpr another.

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Tue 22nd Nov 2011 05:05

Sounds upbeat and fun - Enjoy!

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Lynn Dye

Mon 21st Nov 2011 23:35

Thank you Stella, I'm still not fitting everything in, how ever DID I find the time? :)

Thanks M.C. Glad to see that you haven't regretted retirement either, I SO know I won't!

Stef, just as if I could ever do such a thing as throw a brick, ha ha, and as for Benji's treats - YUCK!!! Lol, thank you for comment, appreciated. Love, Lynn

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Mon 21st Nov 2011 21:58

Get that bus-pass working now Lynn.We both loved this poem-hic!haha! no brick throwing through the bakery window when you might have had too much-and no pinching Benji,s bed-bone if you wake up feeling peckish!well done Lynn-keep them coming.lots of love to you and the family including four legged members of!Tricia and Stefan.xx

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M.C. Newberry

Mon 21st Nov 2011 20:38

You sound the type who will never fear "having
nothing to do"! I applaud that. The clock is
now YOUR servant and freedom comes in many, often unexpected guises. I can still remember
the elation mixed with a little surprise it had
finally come to pass. But I've not regretted
retirement for one moment. And, I'll bet, neither will you.

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Mon 21st Nov 2011 18:05

ahhh yes..not being ruled by the clock is a wonderful thing..but as you say..wondering how you had the time to work ha!

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