The Last Chapter.

poem by: Christopher Russon
Written on Nov 22, 2016

The gates close for
The very last time
No more inhaling
Dust and fumes.

Fifty years body and soul
Now a brand new page
Has just been turned
With no turning back.

No hurry to wake from sleep
Or rise at the break of dawn
A lie in bed no need to rush
To the demanding factory call.

New colours now emerge
Another story starts
on a different trail of joy
Leading to the final stage.

The last chapter takes
Us to a fairy tale world
Reality can pass us by
So long concrete and steel.

Now living out our dreams
Treasuring every hour
Counting every blessing
Living our lives in leisure.

 

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Cecilia Crasto commented:
I can relate to this poem, but hope it is not your swan song...good poem.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment . Away from The rat race.after the working days are over One can look at the world in a different light and enjoy life to the full.
Patrick Lean commented:
Good poem Christopher. Speaks to me as someone who has now retired from the rat-race so to speak.
Christopher Russon commented:
I certainly am free from the rat race.Thank you for your comment Patrick.
Maria Williams commented:
enjoy every day of your retirement, brilliant.
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you for your comment Maria.retirement is great .I recommend it.
Anna Tate commented:
Good poem 😀
Christopher Russon commented:
Thank you Anna for your comment I just hope the last chapter is a long one .ha ha.
Frank byrne commented on Sep 12, 2017 at 8:07pm
That sounds like a retirement poem to me......I retired 2014...still lovin' it!.....loved that poem Chris..

 

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