10 Happy Retirement Poems

When people retire we want always hope for a happy retirement for them. Retirement is a time for doing what you want to do. A time to get rid of the alarm clocks, work routines, and stresses of work. A happy time of life. As Dr. Michael Apple saind in his book, Have a Healthy and Happy Retirement, "Congratulations on slipping off the restrictions of routine. Now, whatever routines you follow can be of your own making; whatever deadlines you set reflect your personal priorities, not someone else's."

So many of us work and look forward to a retirement full of happiness and leisure. When the day arrives it certainly is a day for celebration. Use these poems to express congratulations and a happy retirement! And it is a great time to remind the new retire of the words said by Ernie Zelinski: "To retire happy, wild, and free, you must stay active. It’s also important that you have goals and dreams."

Retirement Poems   /   Happy Retirement Poems

  1. Happy Retirement To You
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2019

    Congratulations, Happy Retirement to you
    You can now decide what you'll do
    You can go for a nap whenever you want
    The boss will no longer be there to haunt.

    You can read a book
    Or you can just cook
    The world you can travel
    Or stay home and rake up gravel.

    You can get dressed or just stay
    In your pj's all day
    You can watch TV
    Or go for a ski.

    Whatever you do
    We wish happiness for you.
    Happy retirement dear friend
    Best wishes I send.

  2. You planted the seeds, you worked the fields,
    now it is time to enjoy the harvest! Happy Retirement
    Sam Fickinsen
    Retirement Wishes

  3. Time For You
    Poet: Kate Summers, © 2018

    Time is now yours to spend as you please
    You can relax and enjoy your days with ease
    Remember us here as we continue to work
    We will miss you and all your quirks

    But don't think for a second
    We won't miss you tomorrow and beyond
    No one can replace you
    No one can do what you do

    But somehow we will manage
    But we will be at a disadvantage
    Because with you with us
    It is a negative, not a plus!

    We wish you the best
    Nothing but happiness
    Happy Retirement to you
    Enjoy the coming chapter that's new.

  4. I hope you enjoy your journey of exploring “what’s next”. Indeed, the rest of your life can be the best of your life! Stephen M. R. Covey
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  5. The Best Days
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    The best days are ahead of you
    No more alarm clocks, no set times too
    You can relax all day
    You can do it all your way.

    The best years of your life are ahead of you
    Now you can relax and do what you want to
    It will amaze you how quickly you will adapt
    And you will find and realize that work was a handicap.

    The best times are now and you can choose
    You don't have to worry, you don't have to loose
    You have got that pension in hand
    Raises you no longer have to demand.

    Happy Retirement a dream come true
    If anyone deserves it, it is you!

  6. Retirement is no longer an end.
    It’s a new season to live purposefully.
    Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement

  7. Means For You
    Poet: Catherine Pulsifer

    A happy retirement means for you
    That you get to do what you want to.
    Days of laughter, days of fun
    Being with whoever and with one.

    A happy retirement is a great gift
    Just thinking about it gives us all a lift
    But for you, you're the lucky one, today
    You get to celebrate in every way

    You can do and explore
    All the things in life you adore
    Spend time with family and friends
    Take up a cause and defend

    Our workdays just won't be the same
    Without you around who are we to blame
    Seriously  we will miss you so
    But we wish you well as you go.

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  9. In the dance of sunsets, a chapter unfolds,
    Retirement's joy, a story to be told.
    No more clocks to chase, just leisure's rhyme,
    A happy journey, it's your well-earned time!

  10. Retirement's embrace, a serenade of delight,
    No more deadlines, just freedom in sight.
    Cheers to leisure, to dreams taking flight,
    In this new chapter, may your joy be bright!

  11. Clocks may tick, but you're on a different track,
    Retirement's melody, no looking back.
    A canvas of joy, a life painted light,
    Congratulations on this happy flight!

  12. From work's embrace, into leisure's arms,
    Retirement's magic, with its gentle charms.
    No more stress, just days shining bright,
    Wishing you happiness, pure and light!

  13. In the book of life, a new chapter begins,
    Retirement's joy, where each moment wins.
    Clocks may tick, but your time's your own,
    May this journey be your happiest known!

  14. As the curtains fall on the career stage,
    Retirement brings a joyful, carefree page.
    No more work stress, just smiles so wide,
    Wishing you happiness on this joyous ride!

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