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Retiree'S reflection

Seventy odd years working fingers to the bone,
Wisdom and knowledge my how it has grown,
Experienced a lot are mature and wise,
Amazing how often I got a surprise.

Life plays tricks some good others bad,
Love and laughter things that make you sad,
All these factors varied and sweet,
Incredible the resilience go forward don't retreat.

Work and problems plus service to man,
Challenge after challenge for which you can't plan.
These were resolved within patience and skill,
Drive and determination also power of will.

Times they change and technology too,
Including our attitude to accept things new,
People and places are never the same,
Even world travel which is mostly by plane.

Communication and media its not as before,
Within only minutes its everything you saw,
Up to date from anywhere at all,
Massive the coverage and also things small.

Sitting and relaxing the future seems vague,
Depending on youngsters and progress made,
Skill and education they hold the key,

Now we watch to simply wait and see.
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Submitted on July 05, 2014

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I have been writing poems for forty years and written about all sorts of things. Somehow I get creating streaks and can write up to 4 or 5 poems at once of varying subjects. I find it is a good way to record events of the day and bring history to life.The mental aspect is a balance against keeping fit,work and life in general. more…

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