Time On My Hands
Author: Robert


My days have slowed down
But where do they go?
Am I still the same man
That I used to know?

I worried and fretted
And longed for the day,
I could hang up my tools
And do things my way.

Well the dayís finally come
Iím through with commands.
Iíve paid all my dues,
I have time on my hands.

When I look in the mirror,
Who do I see?
Is this someone I know
Looking back at me?

I like who I see,
He can stay for a while,
With time on his hands
Heís wearing a smile.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Bipedalguy ( -- Friday, January 19 2007, 04:48 am

Really good.

A perfect combination of poetic structure with a very clear and well expressed message. On top of all that, it ends on a positive note.

Happy retirement. Soon you'll wonder how you used to find the time for a regular job.
Shan ( -- Friday, January 19 2007, 07:14 am


Very good clear poetic structure! I enjoy all your "work" ;-) hehee! Enjoy retirement!!!
Terrie* ( -- Friday, January 19 2007, 06:27 pm

same person , just more time for "SELF"

'Aye what cain i say? you always present a wonderful feelin' as you take us by our hearts hand , and allow us to become a part of your journey, and of times we all look forward to..keep smilin' Robert,and keep that poetry comin'...
barb ( -- Friday, January 19 2007, 11:27 pm

good positive writing

Very nice and a good attitude. positive writing is what people like and positive people have a positive life. good mind.
Catyrose ( -- Sunday, January 21 2007, 03:42 am


this write tremendously. Same guy, but much more relaxed, huh? I know the feeling. Whenever I get a break from classes I feel like I've gone into an early retirement, and discover that with time on my hands I can do so many fun things I put aside when life is at it's usual frenetic pace. Enjoy your retirement. I am SO looking forward to my own about 15 yrs. from now :(
Robert ( -- Monday, January 22 2007, 05:10 pm

With a smile on my face

I like where I've been..I'm happy with who I am and I'm looking forward to a new future...
Thanks for all your great comments..Robert
tori ( -- Tuesday, February 27 2007, 04:07 am


hi grandpa! this was a great poem.... although i do think that teeny weeny polywog was better. :D
love tori
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