Retirement

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After thirty years the day of decision has come,
It is time to consider quitting and reducing stress;
You fear you will be bored and have the doldrums,
Time to slow the rapid pace and go out for recess.

It’s a good idea to take time for some relaxation,
Working overtime results in multi-digit taxation.
Take a boat and paddle to a quiet fishing spot,
Retirement is your reward for that stomach knot.

Lift the years of pleasing the boss and immobility,
Place them on the table next to responsibility.
Let someone else be at the controls; take a cruise,
It’s time to put away those heavy work shoes.

Theresa Moore.

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