Retirement is becoming a more common word in my vocabulary. A lady, met on-line, retired from her elementary school teaching job. Upon which, I wrote this for her:
Let us all gather for a great big cheer. It's been a long, happy, rewarding career. Many a child was given a good start. For each of them got a piece of your heart. It was not a sacrifice, trying at times. For the world to function, it takes all kinds. And those kinds had to be mentored and nurtured, To have any hope for a bright, new future. So a big door is closing, there is no going back. But the memories will linger, for there is no lack. A new door is opening, it is shrouded in haze. But I'm sure, like you, it will never cease to amaze.