Monday, May 12, 2014


        Let’s say that I’ve retired and now I face
        One long, continuous sabbatical:
        What plan or regimen should I embrace
        To keep myself from going slack and dull?

        Although eventually I may decline
        In strength of mind and body with the years,
        Till then I’d aim intently to refine
        My aptitudes, avoiding all such fears.

        To wear out or to rust out is a choice;
        To let a talent “fust in us unused”
        Or find a way to give it life and voice
        We must decide, not leaving it abused.

            So, let this last sabbatical I’ve earned
            Show how my curiosity has burned.