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A book of poetry and prose on the life passage that is "retirement."


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A book of poetry and prose on the life passage that is "retirement."

38 review for ENDGAME - Poetry of Retirement

  1. 5 out of 5

    Gayle

    Fantastic book on retirement ---- thoughtful and insightful ---Makes you think about this stage of your life in a holistic, new way ------It's not really about aging, or setting up retirement accounts and moving to a retirement village. It is about understanding, and finding your way at this juncture in your life....and making it count. I loved the metaphors and thoughts this poet shared with his readers.

  2. 4 out of 5

    Nicci Hartland

    Poetry about the autumn years of one’s life I received this book as a winner on the Giveaways. This review comes with a disclaimer. I am nowhere near the age of retirement so some of the experiences I have not come across yet. My first surprise was the author’s notes are at the back of the book, I don’t think I have seen that before. To me poetry is like an abstract painting. The artist knows what he/she is conveying but everyone else can see a little something different in the piece. Here is a list Poetry about the autumn years of one’s life I received this book as a winner on the Giveaways. This review comes with a disclaimer. I am nowhere near the age of retirement so some of the experiences I have not come across yet. My first surprise was the author’s notes are at the back of the book, I don’t think I have seen that before. To me poetry is like an abstract painting. The artist knows what he/she is conveying but everyone else can see a little something different in the piece. Here is a list of some of my favorites: “Fogged In” is one of my favorites about what It’s like when you go from full time work to nothing. It gives you a sense of what life will be like with no boss. “Windows and Mirrors” shows life when the person thinks their house is closing in on them. “The Big 6-0” talks about what it means to hit that age milestone. “Acquired Taste” is about the changing relationship between husband and wife. These are a few of my favorites but all the poetry in this book covers the act of retirement with humor and reality. This book would make a great gift for a senior mother or father or as a retirement gift.

  3. 4 out of 5

    Chris

    My wife and I are both retired and we loved these poems! They are smart, funny, sensitive, and insightful. We related to so many of the topics, for me especially "Sir" where a man realizes that a young woman sees him as an old man. Grady Means writes about so many of the changes people encounter in retirement, from the panic of realizing that you're on a fixed income and can't just go out and get another job if you are short of money, to issues of physical, mental, and spiritual health and aware My wife and I are both retired and we loved these poems! They are smart, funny, sensitive, and insightful. We related to so many of the topics, for me especially "Sir" where a man realizes that a young woman sees him as an old man. Grady Means writes about so many of the changes people encounter in retirement, from the panic of realizing that you're on a fixed income and can't just go out and get another job if you are short of money, to issues of physical, mental, and spiritual health and awareness. There is plenty of humor in most of these poems, as well as much food for serious thought. But probably the most amazing thing is that, no matter how sad or serious the topic, the poems all end as wise and positive testaments of the human spirit and the truth that getting older is pretty sweet in so many ways. Once you accept that the image you see in the mirror is really you.

  4. 4 out of 5

    Leslie

    I won this book in a goodreads giveaway. First off, I must say I really like the cover image and title. As for the poetry I found they had a good amount of tone and details. I found myself putting me in some of the situations and seeing things through the writers eyes. When I started, I did not know what to expect from a book of poetry of retirement. I am a few years away from retiring. That being said, I did find this book to be quick and easy to read.

  5. 4 out of 5

    Kristy

    I recieved this book for free from Goodreads First Reads. I did not know what to expect from a book of poetry of retirement. I am no where near the age of retirement. That being said I did find this book to be a quick and easy read. Sure I did not relate to all of the poems but some of them I did. I would recommend this book.

  6. 4 out of 5

    Fern

    I received the book from Goodreads. I am not a big poetry fan. But I am in the retirement time of my life. Because of that I could relate to some of the poems. I did like what the author said in the notes at the end of the book. He was able to sum up retirement very well.

  7. 4 out of 5

    Violet

    Insightful poems!I enjoyed them.

  8. 5 out of 5

    Charlena

  9. 4 out of 5

    Anoop Krishnan

  10. 4 out of 5

    Casey Means

  11. 4 out of 5

    Suzanne

  12. 4 out of 5

    Corey Olomon

  13. 4 out of 5

    Joanne

  14. 5 out of 5

    Grady

  15. 5 out of 5

    Margaret

  16. 5 out of 5

    Ku Mar

  17. 5 out of 5

    Marcela Sara

  18. 4 out of 5

    Cindy Gates

  19. 4 out of 5

    David Holtzclaw

  20. 5 out of 5

    Kim Coomey

  21. 5 out of 5

    Paul

  22. 5 out of 5

    Sheryl Kreps

  23. 4 out of 5

    Jevelyn

  24. 4 out of 5

    Pam

  25. 4 out of 5

    Francine

  26. 5 out of 5

    Judy

  27. 4 out of 5

    Caitlin

  28. 4 out of 5

    Louie

  29. 4 out of 5

    Teracia

  30. 4 out of 5

    Dianny

  31. 5 out of 5

    Kay Butz

  32. 5 out of 5

    Jonathan

  33. 5 out of 5

    A.P. Sweet

  34. 4 out of 5

    Barry

  35. 5 out of 5

    Monti

  36. 4 out of 5

    Chris Alford

  37. 5 out of 5

    Susan

  38. 5 out of 5

    Sarrah A. Laminak

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