Retirement Poems

Share our retirement poems with the new retiree. Words of congratulations and best wishes for a happy and healthy retirement. Retirement is a new chapter of life, one that can be filled with excitement and joy. One that we all look forward to with anticipation.

We hope these poems and quotes are ones that will encourage and inspire those who are retiring!

Retirement Day

Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, ©2020

The day has now come
For all of us, not just some
To say goodbye and good luck
You did it, you lined up your ducks.

You get to do whatever you want
Whatever it is, we are confident
That success will follow you
No matter what you do

Happy Retirement, you will be missed
Wishing you a life full of bliss.

Words to make the new retire smile as they think about no longer working!

Hard To Believe
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020

This day we can see
It's so hard to believe
The day you get to retire
A day which we all aspire

You get to stop work
For us, that would be a perk
You can spend all day in your pajamas
Watching all the TV dramas

Or you can spend your days at the beach
And when we call you, we will not reach
Or work in your garden planting flowers
You can spend time there, all your hours.

You don't need to worry about rain
Inside you can remain
And when we see the snow
You can drink your coffee oh so slow.

You can throw out all the work rules
You need not worry about time or schedules
Your days are free to do as you choose
You can stay at home or go on a cruise.

Whatever you decide to do
We hope you know we will miss you!

Poems offering thoughts on Happy Retirement

Happy Retirement
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....
Poems for a Happy Retirement

What do the days bring when you no longer have to work. Verses that state what retirement brings.

Retirement Brings
Poet: Mary S. Scotsburn, ©2020

For some retirement makes them blue
And others, they are delighted they are through.

The daily routine can be thrown out
You can do want you want, you can even shout.

No more bosses, deadlines are gone
A time to be happy,  time for a song.

Retirement is a gift to be taken
Start a new hobby, even plant a garden

Others have said, that those retirement days do fly by
You'll be busier now, you will say with a sigh.

Whatever retirement brings for you
Have fun in all that you do!

A poem that desires only good things for retirement. Appreciation for the new retiree for all they have done.

Enjoy Your Retirement
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020

 For us, this is a time that is sad
 But for, you we know you're glad
 You have worked for so many years
 From you, we will see no sappy tears.
 We have developed a working bond
 And of you, we are so fond
 But we know your retirement is overdue
 Other interests you will now pursue.
 You should be full of pride
 As to us, you were more than a guide
 You helped us all whenever you could
 Your advice was always sound and good.
 Enjoy your retirement in every way
 We will miss you we must say.
 But you deserve some fun
 And you deserve lots of sun
 So with best wishes, we send you on your way
 Make sure to drop in and visit us someday.
 Be happy, enjoy each coming day
 You're getting gray and deserve some play!

Wishes for retirement, a collection of poems and thoughts

Retirement Wishes
We have loved working with you
We worked hard but had many laughs to0
What are we going to do
You know we will miss you

We all send good wishes your way
We hope that you enjoy each and every retirement day
A wish for health and happiness
Know that it is you that we will miss...
Words expressing Retirement Wishes

Recognization for the person retiring for all they have done!

A Day To Commemorate
Poet: Catherine Pulsifer, © 2020

This is a day to commemorate
Your day to retire what a date.
Finally, the day has arrived
All the work stuff you can archive.

We hate to see you depart
Without you here it breaks our heart
We are so happy for you
But, without you here we will be blue.

Okay that is enough about us
It is you we should be making a fuss
No longer do you have to do reports
You don't have to listen to the bosses' retorts.

You don't have to worry about being late
You can sleep in, won't that be great
Time can be spent with friends together
You no longer care about the bad weather.

Fighting the traffic and the stoplights
Now each morning you don't have to fight
You can take a drive whenever you please
You can enjoy the scenery even the trees.

You deserve some well-earned rest
We want you to know we think you're the best.
Happy Retirement!

by Theodore W. Higginsworth, ©2019

R    retire from work but not from life
E    entertain to your heart's delight
T    turn off the alarm clock
I    ignore the phone
R    relax have fun
E    enthusiasm each day you will have
M    memories of another day
E    eager to do the things you enjoy
N    no more deadlines, no more stress
T    take each day and do what you want

Retirement Messages

Retirement can be a gift — a gift that opens up right in front of us like a perfect parking spot. It’s a gift of time and a gift of opportunities.
Hyrum W. Smith, Purposeful Retirement
Retirement Quotes

Keeping mentally active is critical as we transition into and age through retirement.

Larry Swedroe, Your Complete Guide to a Successful & Secure Retirement
Short Quotes

You’re not alone in this retirement transition; be very much aware of that. 10,000 people a day are entering this phase of their lives.

Riley Moynes, The Four Phases of Retirement
Inspirational Poems

A message of happiness, a message of good health, a message of best wishes
That is what we hope for you as you move into this next chapter of life.

Poems About Happiness

There is no one best path to retirement and no one best retirement for everyone.

David Aston, The Sleep-Easy Retirement Guide
Poems Of Encouragement

...believe that your greatest contribution is always ahead of you. You might retire from a job—but never retire from making contributions.

Stephen M. R. Covey
Quotes To Live By

... retirement allows you to do what you don’t like as little as possible and what you like as much as possible.

Ernie Zelinski, How to Retire Happy, Wild, and Free
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