John's poems of...LIFE - LIVING &LOVE...JDJ

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Im ---RETIRED--, and --AM--NOT-- WORKING-----no--NO--no----MORE
as --im --THINKING-- and ---WRITING-- to --myself --as ----MY--SON-- is --GOING---to --WORK--THE-----NITE-SHIFT-- again--TONITE-- and --is --getting-- READY--TO-- GO--OUT--THE--DOOR--as--HE--STILL--has--AHEAD----OF------HIM------at----LEAST----ANOTHER---thirty--LONG--HARD----SACRIFICING---WORKING----years--of--work--MORE--so--for-------HIM--MY--SON------another--long--night--SHIFT--and--OVERTIME--HOLLIDAY--WORK--and--HES--OUT--the-- --DOOR

Im ----a -----RETIRED-----UNITED----STATES--- MARINE, ------and ----IM--NOT---WORKIN--- NO---NO--NO--------MORE
 No --MORE--- DEPLOYMENTS. ---Around--- the ---GLOBE---in---EVERY-every-EVERY--CLIME--and----PLACE----to---- PLACE----- AND-----SHORE-------to--------SHORE-----------TO---------SHORE

No ----MORE---long---DAY--shift---MIDDLE--shifts---and-- NIGHT--shifts---and----TOO--MANY-----DOUBLE--SHIFTS----and-----OVERTIME----HOLLIDAY----routines ---and--SHIFTS-----in ---my----REHAB----and---NURSING---HOME
now --------im ------JUST------DONE-done-DONE----and-----RETIRED--RETIRED--RETIRED ----and ---MY--TIME--- is ---ALL---MY----VERY-very-VERY----OWN

From --being--A--MARINE--for--twenty --years,-- to--A-- CNA,--and-- LVN,---and--working--in--a-- NURSING--HOME-- , to ----being--A---PSYCH,-- REHAB, --NIGHT--SHIFT--NURSE---, for --TWENTY--more--YEARS--and--now--this-- moment--i--know--that--im--just--RETIRED--and--DONE--DONE
now--i--just--want--to--SET--my--GOALS---and---STAY----FOCUSED--and---COUNT---my--BLESSINGS--that--i--dont--have--to--face--no--more--FAKE--POLITICAL--POLITICS--and--GAMES-and--dealing--with--the--what--CAN--I--DO--FOR--ME---PEOPLE----but-i-do-MISS--working--along--side-by-side-with-PRIDE--the--FOLKS--who--have--TEAMWORK,--and-say--what--can--WE--DO--FOR--US--TEAMWORK--TOGETHERNESS--one-for-ALL--and--ALL--for--ONE-------------and-------------NOW---i----can----JUST----RELAX------be------MYSELF-----And-------WORK------on-----MYSELF-------with-------MY-------FITNESS--------and------MY-------WELLNESS------and-----STRIVE----to---BE------MY-------very-VERY-very------BEST-----and----ENJOY------my-----life-----living-----and-----LOVE------and------HAVE------FUN

By john d jungers
03--september--2017




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