Retirement Comes: A Poem by Shay Bintliff, M.D.

Retirement comes, bringing destinations indeterminate.
New fields
New hills
New roads,
Leading I know not where.
But go I must.

Strange new sensations lurk in my heart.
Change is upon me!
This fiery feeling, a relentless flame,
To move on
To discover anew
To touch the worlds
I’ve never known.
Is it even too late?

In my gut there is a deep emptiness,
Not for nourishment,
But for the life I so loved and cherished.
There is a heavy wave of
Loneliness
Bewilderment
Sweeping over me, consuming me.
Where now is my sense of purpose?

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Shay Bintliff -- 2007

Shay Bintliff — 2007

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