A poetry keepsake is a memorable military retirement gift. You can imagine the emotion while your retired friend read your retirement poem on the military plaque. Therefore, your own military retirement poem will be the highlight of military retirement gift.
Plan a military retirement celebration with a personalized retirement plaque, let your heartwarming military retirement poem likes the flower bloom on the military retirement gifts.
If you can’t write appropriate military retirement poems for retired Army, Air Force, Navy and others or have no enough time to do this, here is a collection of retirement poems you may write to the retiree expressing your feelings at that special moment. Send happy retirement wishes with a personal touch.
Military Retirement Poems
by Robert Frost
He is that fallen lance that lies as hurled,
That lies unlifted now, come dew, come rust,
But still lies pointed as it ploughed the dust.
If we who sight along it round the world,
See nothing worthy to have been its mark,
It is because like men we look too near,
Forgetting that as fitted to the sphere,
Our missiles always make too short an arc.
They fall, they rip the grass, they intersect
The curve of earth, and striking, break their own;
They make us cringe for metal-point on stone.
But this we know, the obstacle that checked
And tripped the body, shot the spirit on
Further than target ever showed or shone.
By Sara Teasdale
An aged soldier is but a paltry thing,
A tattered coat upon a stick, unless
Soul clasp its hands and sing, and louder sing
For every tatter in its mortal dress.
William Butler Yeats, Sailing to Byzantium
When I can look Life in the eyes,
Grown calm and very coldly wise,
Life will have given me the Truth,
And taken in exchange – my youth.
A Retired Soldier
by Anne Bronte
O, let me be alone a while,
No human form is nigh.
And may I sing and muse aloud,
No mortal ear is by.
Away! ye dreams of earthly bliss,
Ye earthly cares begone:
Depart! ye restless wandering thoughts,
And let me be alone!
One hour, my spirit, stretch thy wings,
And quit this joyless sod,
Bask in the sunshine of the sky,
And be alone with God!
Military Retirement Poems Highlight Retirement Plaques
There is nothing more valuable than a few words of gratitude that can make our retired soldiers feel that they have done a worthwhile job. So customize retirement plaque with engraved retirement wording will be great retirement gift for veteran.
Here are a few sample appreciation wording and layouts for military retirement plaque that might recognize and appreciate those who are the brave men and women who left their comfortable lives to join the forces that fight off war in faraway and foreign lands.
In Recognition and Sincere Appreciation of Your
Distinguished Service, Guidance, Devotion and Friendship
You Will Be Long Remembered!
Congratulations and Best Wishes on Your Retirement
An unique retirement gift to congratulate a tremendous career on such a monumental occasion
Retirement Award Appreciation Wording
In Appreciation For Thirty Five Years
Of Outstanding Service and Dedication!
We Will Be Forever Grateful For Your
Boundless Creativity, Your Shared
Insights, and Your Guidance.
Turn your memories and gratitude into a beautiful Co-Worker’s Retirement Gift!
Best Wishes on Retirement! Wording
Upon Your Retirement, your calm, thoughtful
and insightful ways will be missed.
Words cannot properly express our gratitude for
your contributions, kindness and the wisdom
you brought to our daily lives!
Make your coworker’s retirement memorable
with your personal best wishes!