Life is such a peculiar thing
as we go about our daily lives
for every action whatever it is
is needy enough to take our time.
How varied our tasks through the day
each important in their own way
to take up our time as we hurry along
trying hard to get everything done.
I used to think that when I retired
I would have more time to call my own
and yet in truth more busy am I
then ever when I was gainfully employed.
That is not to say that a slacker was I
as I went about my daily tasks
it’s just that now that I have more time
I pack more into every day.
Sometimes the work is very hard
when digging or building some project new
at others like painting, more tedious by far
hardly working my muscles except in my arm.
The work I do has a twofold task
one is that it needs to be done
the other is to keep my body fit
and my mind active both as one.
And then at the end of each day
my dogs and I sit and relax
and watch a game on the TV
usually of soccer, my favorite sport.
To bed to refresh and recharge
ready to do it all over again
as with each day a new set of tasks
to keep me busy in the usual way.