27 Retirement Poems

Welcome to our collection of retirement poems, where heartfelt sentiments and joyful celebrations come alive through the power of words. Within these poems, you will discover a treasure trove of best wishes, funny anecdotes, and concise verses, all dedicated to honoring the milestone of retirement.

Whether you seek inspiration, laughter, or a touch of nostalgia, our poems aim to uplift and inspire, capturing the essence of this new and exciting chapter in life. Let these retirement poems bring warmth to your heart and a smile to your face, as we embrace the beauty and possibilities that retirement holds. You may also find words in our retirement messages to share with the new retiree.


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  1. 9 to 5
    Poet: Samatha C. Ringle


    9 to 5, or 8 to 4,
    You don't have to do it anymore.
    No more time clock
    No more late docks.
    You get to retire today
    You will be missed in every way.
    Enjoy your retirement
    It is truly an achievement!
    Congratulations to you
    With work, you are through!

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  2. How Did You
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    How did you get to retire before me?
    Oh, my friend, that can't be!
    Oh, how jealous I am of you
    You make me feel blue!
    But I am happy you get to retire
    You always did inspire!

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  3. Teacher
    Poet: Unknown

    Teacher you have done your planting
    Seeds of knowledge you have sown
    We are already missing you
    You deserve the best retirement too!


  4. Retirement Poems For A Teacher
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  5. Dear Nurse
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Your compassion and caring, a guiding light,
    Through countless lives, you've made things right.
    As retirement beckons, a new chapter unfolds,
    Know that your presence will forever be told.

    Enjoy this well-deserved rest, dear nurse,
    Your impact lingers, your kindness will disperse.
    Though you'll be missed, your legacy will thrive,
    A shining example, inspiring lives to revive.


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  7. A Poem Just For You
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    This poem was written just for you
    To wish you a happy retirement,
    And happiness in all you now will do
    Wishing you lots of contentment
    In the coming retirement days
    We will miss you in every way!

    A Poem For You
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  8. Time
    Poet: Tom S. Gold

    There never seems enough time
    To do all the things we want to
    But with retirement we have time
    To do only the things we want to
    Happy Retirement wishes are sent to you
    Keep us posted on all you do!


  9. Now Is The Time Poem
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  10. We Will Miss You
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Your work has been tried and true,
    Rewarded by a retirement for you.
    We're happy for you, but we also sigh,
    As we will miss you as we say goodbye.


  11. Retirement Verses For Cards
    Retirement Verses For Cards


  12. Retire Means
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    R is for
    relaxation, which you can do all day.

    E is for
    excitement, to do it your way

    T is for
    tasks, that you no longer have to do

    I is for
    independence, no bosses to answer to

    R is for
    road trips, you can take every day

    E is for
    enjoying the journey and having time to play!



  13. May You
    Irish Blessing

    May you always have work for your hands to do.
    May your pockets hold always a coin or two.
    May the sun shine bright on your windowpane.
    May the rainbow be certain to follow each rain.
    May the hand of a friend always be near you.
    And may God fill your heart with gladness to cheer you.

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  14. Your New Life Begins
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Today you will retire,
    And a new life will begin.
    May you have the time to do all you want,
    And may you feel the joy within...

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  15. Retirement Brings Positive Change
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Retirement brings a change in life,
    But not a cause for strife.
    Now I can do what I desire,
    And set my own schedule to inspire.

    Travel, hobbies, and relaxation,
    No longer bound by work's fixation.
    Excited for this new chapter to begin,
    Retirement is a positive win!



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  17. Change Takes Its Course
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    With retirement, change takes its course,
    A transition to a new chapter, a different source.
    No longer bound by the 9 to 5 grind,
    Freedom and adventure brilliantly entwined.

    I am so excited for these retirement days,
    The change and possibilities ignite my soul's blaze.
    No more deadlines, no more suits and ties,
    I welcome this new beginning I won't lie!



  18. Poems About Change
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    Funny Retirement Poems
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  19. Today
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Today you will retire
    But don't you tire
    Live life even more
    Walk out of here and shut the door
    Congrats to you


  20. Funny Retirement Poems
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  21. Challenges
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Life brings different challenges to us all
    But retirement is a time to have a ball
    No more challenges of work for you
    Spend your days as you wish to.
    Carefree and happy we wish your days
    But we will miss you always.

    Retirement Challenges
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  22. Cheers To
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    Cheers to all the years you have worked
    Cheers to the years ahead and what you find
    Cheers to the great person you are
    Cheers to the sad people you leave behind
    Cheers to your retirement this day
    Blessings and happiness for you we pray.

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  23. How You Play The Game
    Poet: Unknown

    Retirement - It's all in how you play the game, isnít it?
    Let's see now. How will I know when I am a senior?
    Hmmmmmmm.....
    Some places give me a senior's discount at 55, some at 60 and some at 65.
    My government pension will be sent to me when I am 65.
    My company will arbitrarily retire me at 65.
    (I'm going to beat them to the punch and retire at 60.)
    So that means that parts of our society think 'senior' begins at 55.
    How will I personally know?
    Well, with a little bit of luck, I don't think I'll ever know.
    It's all in how you play the game, isn't it?



  24. Funny Retirement Messages
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  25. How Many Times
    Poet: Julie Hebert

    How many times have you retired
    Of this, we are getting tired.
    Nothing can keep you down
    Retirement to you is like a clown.
    So you're going to retire again
    Spend some time with your friends
    Oh we will see this time around
    If retirement is really found!


  26. Retirement Again?
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  27. Finally Retire!
    Poet: Julie Hebert


    You can finally retire!
    It has paid off, all your hard work.
    No more long hours and
    Tedious tasks you must shirk.

    You're ready to kick back,
    Relax and enjoy the day,
    Say goodbye to the boredom,
    No boss keeping you at bay.

    We say goodbye with
    A smile and a tear,
    We celebrate all you've
    Accomplished in your career.

    No more forcing yourself out of bed
    For the nine-to-five grind,
    Welcome the freedom to do what you want
    When you want 'til you are inclined.



  28. Retirement Wishes
    Retirement Wishes



  29. The Day Is Here
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    The wait is over, the day is here
    For all those years you've held so dear
    Now it's time to put up your feet
    We're excited for you, this is quite a feat.

    No more alarms or early morns
    Cheers to days with no formed norms
    We wish you all the best, feel free as a dove
    May retirement bring freedom and love!



  30. Funny Retirement Quotes
    Funny Retirement Quotes


    Short Retirement Poems

    If what you are looking for is more short but sweet retirement words, then the following poems may be a better choice. Take a read-through and see if one of them works for your needs.

  31. Retirement is a new future, that lies before your feet,
    With working days now complete.
    Excitement builds as you embark,
    On adventures, both wild and stark.
    C. A. Lynch



  32. Retirement is a new future, that lies before your feet, With working days now complete.
    Poems About Work


  33. New roads await your every turn,
    Memories will be made, new lessons learned.
    Remembered fondly, you will be,
    As retirement sets you free.
    Julie Hebert



  34. The joy of retirement is hard to explain
    A balance of rest and the thrill of freedom attained
    Carefree days to fill with your choice activity
    Endless possibilities to use your creativity.
    C. A. Lynch



  35. Farewell to work, it's time to take flight,
    Retirement brings you endless delight.
    No more deadlines or stress to bear,
    Embrace the freedom, life's joys to share.
    C. A. Lynch



  36. May your days be filled with leisure and cheer,
    No more worries or deadlines to fear.
    We bid you adieu with heartfelt esteem,
    In retirement's embrace, live your dream.
    C. A. Lynch



  37. The employee life you bid adieu
    Retire and be happy, this you will do
    No longer stuck in a routine workday
    Farewell to deadlines, you can do what you may.
    Julie Hebert



  38. The employee life you bid adieu Retire and be happy, this you will do
    Retirement Sayings


  39. Retirement's embrace, a tranquil retreat,
    No more rushing, just moments so sweet.
    Looking back with a smile, no hint of regret,
    Grateful for the memories, the journey you met.
    C. A. Lynch



  40. Retirement sees no more paperwork or cubicle walls
    Forget what was and look forward with glee
    As today the future glows bright it calls
    Enjoy this happy freedom you see!
    C. A. Lynch


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