Retirement verse for colleagues, friends or loved ones. Have a laugh at their expense or be sincere, either way send what you want to say in verse.
On your retirement, my darling
You truly deserve the rest.
As hunters and gatherers go-
You've been one of the very best.
You've worked hard to support our family.
We've never gone without
And that's all been down to you.
Of that we have no doubt.
You've balanced work and home life
Pretty well I have to say.
You provided for us a good life
with your efforts everyday.
But now, my love the time has come
for you to have some fun.
So put your feet up and enjoy
Your Retirement's begun.
For a colleague on his/her last day
As you leave us on this day
We had to find some words to say
So we thought and thought and decided thus
You deserved the best, you deserved a fuss.
So thank you so much for all your years
Working hard, blood, sweat and tears.
We know you've given us your best
and we know we've put you to the test.
Not only a colleague, but a very dear friend
We hope this isn't going to be the end.
You be sorely missed of that there's no doubt
There was so much you were knowledgeable about.
You've done your quota, you've played it well.
Now comes the time to say farewell.
You must not cry or protest too loud
You can't come back it's not allowed!
You're now forced the the discontent
Of living out your RETIREMENT.
This not going to work lark
At first is rather strange
So it's my job to help you adjust
So some fun I will arrange.
I thought about some bowling
or taking up golf again.
But trust me, you want to find something -
something to keep you sane!
Can’t believe your old enough!
For retirement from this place.
You haven’t got enough worry lines
Mapped all over your face!
Your doing well
I have to say
Not grinning too much
On your retirement day.
Retirement is a time
For making the most of being alive
For you to live some dreams out
When a new lease of life can thrive
A time to do all those things
That you always wanted to
Retirement is a special time
A time long overdue.
Today’s the beginning of the rest of your life
No more mundane - No more toil and strife.
You can lay in bed and stare and the ceiling
and smile to yourself. What a wonderful feeling!
Others go to work, you hear them in the street
The slamming of doors and the clatter of feet.
You realise then that something new is just starting
A new life beginning – not just an old one departing.
Retirement needs two things.
So it’s not a complete bore.
The first is much to live on
and the second much to live for.
Retirement only sounds old
Cause for 50 years you’ve been earning
But now’s the time to have some fun
So go do what you’ve been yearning.
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