no use

no use

A Poem by manchilld99
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what lies ahead ...

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no use 


 

after all the money I didn’t make

and all the abuse I had to take

it ends now; i’ll work no more

though i really don’t know now what’s in store

 

i’ll still rise at six but now lie back down

end my yawn in a smile and not a frown

the career ladder I’ve ceased to climb

it’s over today; i’ve put in my time

 

i’ll take up things i once ignored

i’ll fish and tinker, try not to be bored

and fill my days with whatever i please

i’m retired now, and at last at ease.

 

it’s just too bad that now i’m so tired

i’ll be one day retired, the next expired

and i no longer wonder why or whether

it was god who placed them so close together

 

it’s just like that, the way it goes

proven over ages, goodness knows

when i knew my least i was at my best

and now it’s my wisdom that tells me to rest

 

maybe i’ll do nothing .. just ‘cause I can

hmm  .. never thought of that as part of the plan

i now can do nothing and make no excuse

i have come to old age and I am of no use

 

i’ve come to no use  i’ve come to no use

i hope not to suffer elder-abuse

yes I can only hope and just pray

i am old, of no use … please don’t throw me away

 


© 2011 manchilld99



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This poem speaks volumes about how one could feel after retiring. So many seem to think that they are no longer of use to anyone because they don't get up and go to work anymore. Tis not true..........but society has a way of making us feel that way. Excellent, true to life piece.

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This poem speaks volumes about how one could feel after retiring. So many seem to think that they are no longer of use to anyone because they don't get up and go to work anymore. Tis not true..........but society has a way of making us feel that way. Excellent, true to life piece.

Posted 6 Years Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.


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manchilld99
manchilld99

rochester, NY



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I write poems and stories, and have broadcast a blues show on the radio since 1982. I am from Harlem, currently live in Rochester, NY, but have been around. more..

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o' death o' death

A Poem by manchilld99