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POEM: Retired

I just reached 65 and am retired or should I say I’m just tired.

I used to get up full of pep but now the pep is gone and I just go back to bed and cover my head.

I guess I haven’t just retired but I also retired from living and giving.

When I worked at school I gave of myself to help the students in need, and I felt good at night knowing that I’d done my best to make the world right.

I’ve decided that retiring shouldn’t be a time to quit living but a time for giving more because you have all the extra time, more mountains to climb and more poems to rhyme.

God blessed me with good health and a reasonable amount of wealth so I have the time to do the things that god would have me do – and that is true.

• LORENA ROBINSON lives in La Salle.

• TO SUBMIT POEMS, email Poems will be published as space allows. Submission does not guarantee publication.

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