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Topic: Empty Nester/Retirement (from work) (09/10/09)
By Anita van der Elst
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ADD TO MY FAVORITES
Who now occupies a room in a dorm.
I’m finding it most interesting
To discover my new norm.
Yay, for Saturday morning!
I can sleep ‘til twelve or one!
I can have breakfast whenever I feel like it!
And sip my coffee ‘til I’m done.
Woohoo, what a grand choice of cereals:
Trix, Lucky Charms, Cap’n Crunch;
A full gallon of milk in the icebox
And plenty of peanut butter to munch!
Hurrah, my car goes the distance
Ten gallons of gas lasts a week!
Burger joints I now glide past freely
Without the rise of one shriek.
Yippee, it’s my choice of the movies
I rent at the Blockbuster store.
The clerk looks at me funny.
I admit, it’s Veggie Tales I adore.
Wow, hardly enough dirty laundry
To warrant running a load.
But I’ve only one week’s worth of undies,
So I’d better get in that mode.
Wake up, I hear the kids, darling,
Was that their key in the lock?
Hush and go back to sleep, dear.
You can’t turn back the clock.
Oops, looks like the phone’s out of order,
No little red light doing its chore.
Ah, it’s only that no one’s left messages,
‘Cause…there’s…no one…to leave messages for.
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