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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.
Iâ€™m finding it most interesting
To discover my new norm.
Yay, for Saturday morning!
I can sleep â€˜til twelve or one!
I can have breakfast whenever I feel like it!
And sip my coffee â€˜til Iâ€™m done.
Woohoo, what a grand choice of cereals:
Trix, Lucky Charms, Capâ€™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, itâ€™s my choice of the movies
I rent at the Blockbuster store.
The clerk looks at me funny.
I admit, itâ€™s Veggie Tales I adore.
Wow, hardly enough dirty laundry
To warrant running a load.
But Iâ€™ve only one weekâ€™s worth of undies,
So Iâ€™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 canâ€™t turn back the clock.
Oops, looks like the phoneâ€™s out of order,
No little red light doing its chore.
Ah, itâ€™s only that no oneâ€™s left messages,
â€˜Causeâ€¦thereâ€™sâ€¦no oneâ€¦to leave messages for.
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