30 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. 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.

Best Wishes    |   Retirement Poems

    Popular Retirement Poems:

  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!

  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!

  3. Retirement poems for a specific person:

    Retirement Poems For Coworkers

    Retirement Poems For Dad

    Retirement Poems For Friends

    Retirement Poems For Mom

    Retirement Poems For Nurses

    Retirement Poems For Pastors

    Retirement Poems For A Teacher

  4. 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!

  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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!

  8. 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.

  9. 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!

  10. A Fresh New Start
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Upon the stage of life, where duties lie,
    Where time eludes our grasp and passes by,
    Retirement awaits, a fresh new start,
    A chance to nurture dreams within our heart.

    No longer bound by tasks that demand haste,
    We find reprieve in the moments we create,
    Time now shall bow to our desires true,
    The golden years we look forward too.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. A Toast To Retirement
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    In this grand chapter as you step aside,
    You're someone special, who contributed with pride.
    May your retirement be joyous and bright,
    Filled with excitement from morning till night.

    Bask in the freedom, as time becomes your best mate,
    Chasing dreams, deciding your own fate.
    Here's wishing the best for your upcoming years,
    A toast to retirement, joy, and no fears.

  14. Retirement poems for the retiree's card:

    Retirement Verses For Cards

    A Poem For You

    Goodbye Poems For Coworker

  15. Side By Side
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    Side by side we've walked this journey,
    With laughter, tales and coffee-brew.
    You've not just been a coworker, truly,
    But a companion loyal and true.

    We'll miss your wisdom, energy too,
    As you embark on retirement's blissful ride.
    May it bring joy, peace overdue,
    It's been an honor to work by your side.

  16. 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!

  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. Funny Retirement Poems

    If you would prefer to get a few laughs with your retirement poem, then the below poems may be more of what you are looking for.

  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. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. 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!

  23. 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.

  24. We Wait
    Poet: C. A. Lynch

    In life's grand theater, we wait,
    For retirement's golden gate.
    Years slip through like grains of sand,
    And then, in quiet, we understand.

    The clock ticks slow, the years are fleet,
    Dreaming of rest in a quiet retreat.
    But time, a trickster, swiftly conspires,
    Retirement dawns, as desire retires.

  25. More funny poems and messages for the new retiree:

    Funny Retirement Poems

    Retirement Challenges

    Funny Retirement Quotes

    Funny Retirement Messages

    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.

  26. 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

  27. Retirement is a new future, that lies before your feet, With working days now complete.

  28. 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

  29. 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

  30. Retirement messages to include in a card:

    Retirement Messages

    Retirement Sayings

    Retirement Wishes

  31. 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

  32. 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

  33. 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

  34. The employee life you bid adieu Retire and be happy, this you will do

  35. 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

  36. More poems on retiring:

    Cheers To Retirement

    Retirement Again

    Your New Life Begins

    Now Is The Time Poem

  37. In the golden glow of life's twilight flame,
    Retirement whispers, a well-earned acclaim.
    Days unfold in leisure, a tranquil song,
    Embracing the peace where new journeys belong.

  38. 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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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. We hope you were able to find the perfect retirement poems for your card, speech or party. Also you may be inspired you to write your own retirement poem by reading these ones!

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