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.