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Topic: Empty Nester/Retirement (from work) (09/10/09)
TITLE: A Wordsmithers For God
By Marilyn Schnepp
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but it also lessens some of the stress and strife.
<B><U>E</B></U>xiting the work force after so many years
is a mixture of emotion between joy and tears.
<B><U>T</B></U>he tears come from missing co-workers and friends
and the chats at the water cooler 'bout the latest gossip and trends.
<B><U>I</B></U>t won't be much fun to debate all alone
about the length of a mini-skirt or predict the unknown.
<B><U>R</B></U>est for the mind, the body and soul
is the purpose of retirement and is man's main goal.
<B><U>E</B></U>very worker I know cannot wait for the day
they can shut up their alarm clock with "Hip, Hip Hooray!"
<B><U>M</B></U>emories were made and will always remain
of the Ups and Downs, and joy and pain.
<B><U>E</B></U>very day of retirement I have thoroughly enjoyed
but I'm grateful to God that I was not unemployed.
<B><U>N</B></U>o more nine to five shifts or from midnight to dawn
my working days are over and are now long gone.
<B><U>T</B></U>oday I discovered a brand new goal
and maybe, just maybe...I can enlighten just one lost soul.
by: A Wordsmither for God
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