Retirement Poems for Colleagues and Co-workers

Sweet message to say happy retirement to colleague

Retirement Poems for Colleagues and Co-workers: It’s always sad to see co-workers retire and leave. Retirement is the perfect occasion to put an end to a professional relationship and start a genuine lifelong friendship. Send your congratulatory wishes through a small note and a bunch of flowers. Bid adieu by leaving a message on Facebook and personalizing it with a sweet goodbye poem. If your colleague also happens to be your good friend, prepare a beautiful speech and touch upon a few funny anecdotes and special memories that you’ve shared with each other. Include a quote or a heartfelt farewell message at the end of your speech. If your team is throwing a party, go the extra mile and decorate the office with ‘We Will Miss You’ banners and posters. Leave your colleague with mixed feelings – being sad about ending a career on a high and looking forward to a relaxing life ahead.


1) You are about to board

A really long flight

So put your seat belt on

Clutch the armrest tight

The flight will take you to

A beautiful destination

It’s called Retirement

Life’s longest vacation


2) Playing with grandkids

Walking the doggie

Weeding the garden

Sipping on hot coffee

Sprucing up the garage

Watching TV

You are going to become

A lucky retiree



3) Now is the time to do

Everything you’ve always wanted to

Now is the time to enjoy

All the things which eluded you

Now is the time to catch up

With friends and family

Now is the time to show the world

That you’re an amazing retiree

Happy retirement


4) You have retired

From your work life

But you haven’t yet retired

From pampering your wife

You have retired

From being an employee

But you haven’t retired

From your household duties

In reality you have not

Retired after all

For whatever it’s worth

I hope you have a ball



5) I have respected and admired

For the way you inspired

Everyone in the company

You have made us all see

That hard work always pays

And goodwill always stays

Courage keeps you in good stead

Ensuring prosperity ahead



6) A long innings of your life

You have completed

This golden period

You’ve always awaited

Relaxing and unwinding

Is all you have to do

Best wishes for your retirement

Congratulations to you


7) Nothing to do

You will be free

Be whatever

You want to be

Good luck for

Your retirement

I hope it is

Full of enjoyment



8) Your contribution to our lives

Will never be forgotten

Your love for us all these years

Has spoilt us rotten

Your encouragement all this time

Has kept us motivated

Your cheerful company has

Always kept us satiated

We are sad and grumpy

To let you leave like this

We wish you a happy retirement

May your life be full of bliss



9) We’ll imagine you by our side

When times at work are rough

We will miss having you in the team

When the going gets tough

It is a big loss for us

To see the best employee go

We will always miss you

In all our highs and lows



10) It is time to say goodbye

To all your colleagues and mates

And enter that phase of life

Which has come after a long wait

It is now time to pack up

And accept our adieu

Have a happy retired life

Congratulations to you

Funny poem to congratulate colleague

11) Welcome to the world

Of waking up late

Being disoriented

And forgetting the date

Get into the habit

Of having lots of fun

Not being answerable

To a single person

Happy retirement


12) Now you will have no worries

And you won’t really have to care

All you have to do is enjoy

And spread joy everywhere

Now you will have nothing to do

And no responsibility

Make the most of your retirement

It’s the best place in life to be


13) Your boss annoyed you at work

Your grandkids will bother you in the house

Your colleagues irked you in the office

At home, you will be nagged by your spouse

Your manager got on your nerves

Your client kept you on your toes

Don’t expect retirement to be different

Everyone at home will add to your woes



14) Congratulations for retiring

You are finally free

From the shackles of deadlines

And phones that ring constantly

Congratulations for completing

Life’s most hectic tenure

A fantastic time awaits you

Of that I am sure


15) Your years in this company

Have marked a glorious phase

Your retirement has come too quickly

It has left us in a daze

It will be difficult to turn around

To see your cubicle empty

We thank you for being with us

And bringing prosperity



16) Retirement is the best way

To take the liberty and say

That you are now carefree

And won’t take any responsibility

That you aren’t bothered anymore

You are liberated from the core

That you are going to chill out

Every rule, you will flout

That you will do what you desire

Today, as you finally retire



17) My envy for you knows no end

Although you are my colleague and friend

My jealousy for you is ever-increasing

Because you are finally retiring

You will get to relax and unwind

And get your peace of mind

While I struggle, slog and toil

Till my blood comes to a boil

I wish you hearty congratulations

Your retirement calls for celebrations


18) Panic, pressure and chaos

A warning from the boss

Deadlines not being met

Targets not being set

Clients leaving unhappy

Work being done untimely

This is going to be the way

We will be spending each day

At office, without your supervision

We will lose our direction

Please don’t retire so early

We need you to function smoothly



19) Retirement is a mix

Of many things

It is a phase of life

Which is quite something

Sometimes it is a vacuum

And sometimes emptiness

But overall it is

A big bowl of happiness

Often it causes

A little insomnia

Other time it leads

To a bit of dementia

But all in all it is

The most awesome thing ever

May your retirement bring

Happiness forever



20) Burn more, eat less

Smother your life with happiness

Chill out and read more

That won’t make your life a bore

Be active and keep busy

That will keep you from being lazy

Do a little of everything

Don’t waste time doing nothing

Pick a hobby, don’t just sit

Enjoy your retirement to every bit


Beautiful farewell wish on retirement of colleague

21) Now you can laze around

And sip on your coffee

You can strut around the house

In just your jammies and a tee

It is now that you will enjoy

Time ticking by slowly

To retire to such a life

You are really lucky



22) Kudos to you for retiring with grace

For you have never left a trace

Of being sloppy or tired

Or getting an ultimatum of being fired

Not many can retire so dignified

All their lives, even if they tried

As you close the chapter of your career

It is time to celebrate with much cheer



23) On your retirement

Don’t feel bad

It is a celebration

So don’t feel sad

It’s a great day today

So don’t be blue

You are so lucky

That you have no clue

Happy retirement


24) Whether it is a Monday

A Friday night or a Sunday evening

For you it will all be the same

Days of the week will mean nothing

Whether it is early dawn

Dusk, afternoon or twilight

It won’t make a difference to you

Even if you keep awake all night

Because you are a lucky retiree

In your place, I want to be



25) You must be very satisfied

That you’ve had such a good run

You must be very happy

That you’ve managed to get so much done

You must be very pleased

That you’ve have such fine innings

Your retirement truly is

An occasion worth celebrating


26) There are many things

Worth celebrating

There are many moments

Worth remembering

In your career span

So illustrious

On this occasion

So momentous

Thank you for being

Such a wonderful workmate

Your retirement is a reason

Enough to celebrate


27) The second meaning

Of retirement

Is to double up

Your fun and enjoyments

Retirement is

A synonym for

Lots of joy

And happiness galore



28) Life will now

Reward you heavily

You will have reasons

To celebrate continuously

It will bestow on you

The greatest of pleasures

For you now deserve to

Enjoy in large measures



29) The most beautiful moments

You will treasure now

The most amazing of memories

You will gather and how

The best times of your life

You will now experience

The most precious joys

You will see in abundance

Your retirement is going to be

A roller coaster ride

This is what happens when

A person retires with pride


30) It’s not the time to look back

With mere nostalgia

It’s the time to stir up

A crazy brouhaha

It’s not the occasion to

Look back at the times gone by

But think about how much

Higher you can fly

It is the time to seek

New horizons and pastures

Your retirement will be

A phase in life to remember