Enroute & In Retirement By Noor R. Rahim

Enroute & In Retirement By Noor R. Rahim

 

Enroute & In Retirement By Noor R. Rahim

There I stand in the shadows of old age

The deepening shadow casting a disturbing message

That very soon I shall reach my retiring age

The spirit may be willing but the body shows slippage

Very often do I hear my co-workers’ loud message

“You lucky guy” – But this in no way does encourage

One who needs to keep his body & soul in bondage

To the lifelong “Work-Life” habits and challenge(s)

But as time goes on; the inkling of retirement comes of age

The reality sinks in; with retirement bringing in the work stoppage

Most would say how fortunate I am at this merge

No more worries; and the freedom to whatever I wish to indulge

But the difficulties arise; with time on your hands and its’ passage

Yes seven Sundays in a week has its’ advantages & disadvantage(s)

With only an income that is a percentage

You soon find out that you are living on a Financial Edge

Freedom from work & related stress has reached the reality stage

Relating the knowledge gained into retired life becomes a challenge

You soon find out that the past work experience is now a deemed wastage

But retirement does bring along the free time and the challenge for it’s usage

Noor R. Rahim

September 7, 2009

Enroute & In Retirement By Noor R. Rahim

 

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