Retirement

Wazir Sourjah 1956 (Colombo)



RETIREMENT!

1976 - A young buck, in compulsion, did rush into work life
2016 - So swiftly come to pass retirement presently in rife!

Was I caught in a 40-year bubble dream?
Capsuled in a variety of roles down life stream

Puny Clerk in the corporate cage, to Inspecting Cop
Zigzagged many a slot in Khaki and civvies to occupy a momentary top

Travels did take me round the globe
Thrusting images vivid up the temporal lobe

The Good, bad, ugly and beautiful I meet
Souls, White, black, Brown and yellow did greet

Adventures here and there a galore
Not realizing the stallion in me would mellow!

Passing the nearby Palk Straits
To find friends fair, beyond and around the Malacca Straits

Opportunity to rub shoulders
With Officials, Officers, and Diplomats as big as boulders!

With decades four, of vocational labor
Reflecting what memorable images in mind harbor
Not knowing whether to sing or cry out in wonder
Memories good and bad in retirement to ponder!

Fresh life styles dreaming to pursue in Health
The new revised version in wealth

Zones of comfort lived off to date, seem to recede backward
With a pension from the state, to look forward!

In retirement, am I on the starting blocks for another run?
What awaits the track ahead, only the Good Lord knows, but none!

About this poem

Composed in 2016 after retirement from active service and wondering what holds for me there after.

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Submitted by WazirS on September 22, 2022

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Scheme AA BB CC DD EE XX FF GG HHHH II JJ KK
Closest metre Iambic hexameter
Characters 1,285
Words 245
Stanzas 12
Stanza Lengths 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 2, 4, 2, 2, 2

Wazir Sourjah

After a work life as a policeman, currently enjoying retirement and experimenting with prose and poetry during my leisure. Poetry gives my emotions a shot in the arm, when under going day to day life emotions. more…

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