Pull The Chain
Author: Robert


Iíve had three good years
The best that Iíve had,
I quit when I could
Of that I am glad.

Some work was easy
Some work was hard,
But now you can find me
Out in the yard.

Watching the squirrels
Gnaw on the tree,
Taking his peanuts
And hide them from me.

Painted the house
It looks just fine,
With time on my hands
This made it mine.

Now life is a pleasure
Each day is so sweet,
Iíll scratch the dogís ears
And give her a treat.

If this doesnít sound
Good to you,
Then you go on working
Whatever you do.

Time will tell you
When itís just right
To pull the chain
And turn out the light.


Comments on this poem/writing:

Barb ( -- Friday, June 1 2007, 12:58 am

good writing

A perfect way of describing retirement,a reward that is deserved. A lifetime of pleasing and making life easier for someone else.Always being the employee, now its time to be the employer.
Robert ( -- Friday, June 1 2007, 10:40 pm

turn out the light

Thanks for the comments and nice hearing from you again.
anonymous ( -- Sunday, June 3 2007, 08:06 pm


Nice! Our body will tell us when it's time to pull the chain. We may want to go on, but it's now time to turn out the light. Thanks. I'll be there soon. I'll sit and watch the squirrels with you. Got some extra peanuts for me too?
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