There will be cake

We will meet in that place

Where so many days and years have slipped by,

Good days and bad

The everyday rhythm of another day

Just like the rest,

But this will be different,

There will be cake

And faces I’ve known through sickness and health

And so many years,

Seventeen to be exact

That has seen me go from young woman to

Strong dreaming warrior of the sun,

Who pursues the passion of her heart,

And the colors will live in memories

Long after we say goodbye

And I will sit in my spot,

Where I’ve sat everyday and today for the last

And we will laugh and smile and tears will find their way

Knowing time will now pass

And the seat will remain empty

Or be refilled withย a new face

Who someday too will have a cake

And friends

And years spent here in this place

And as the door closes in just a few meager hours

I sit here in my chair

At my desk and realize that it will end

In three hours goodbyes and hugs will herald the end

And the beginning of a new journey,

On the path to tomorrow with a grateful heart,

And I will remember this moment

And a cake given by a place

That will no longer be my morning and daily home,

That will be in a yesterday

Waiting as I run towards a sun that calls.

Thoughts on my last day at work after seventeen years, one month and one day…but who’s counting? Goodbye, and hello future.

53 thoughts on “There will be cake

  1. Thank you old poet, life is filled with so many blessings and I know there are always more on the way. Open heart happiness and changes in life bring new and greater things. Looking forward to all of it.
    Sending peace and love and never forget, life’s too short not to have cake and celebrate, if even just because.


  2. All set now Mr Grammar nazi, all better now ๐Ÿ™‚ it was a lovely day and I’d like to say I miss it but I really have been so busy with the move and getting the house in order, well, I think about the cake….watching what I eat and all, gotta get the beach body going on now. Thanks G man, glad you enjoyed it and that you’re enjoying your new job too ๐Ÿ™‚ or current one….grammar police, right?

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  3. Having scrolled down about two miles (I exaggerate somewhat) I can just say that I find it difficult to do poems specifically for an occasion. I think you’ve almost nailed it with yours. It is my thought that these pieces are more of a diary entry from our lives.

    I can’t critique too much as this is very personal and of the moment; but, I think that there should possibly be a ‘be’ between ‘or’ and ‘refilled’ – there you go. That is the limit of my critique. 17 years and a few odd weeks is a long time to be in post in a job – I think that long-term jobs will be less of a thing in the coming decades. I stuck in my job for 35 years – having left I start all over again. 1 year on I am working hard and enjoying it – whereas I was hating most of the old job. I may be a bit late commenting upon this post and I apologise for laxity, but, good luck in future endeavours. G:)

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  4. Wow, did you start work at two? Haha,just kidding๐Ÿ˜Š at some point I will go back once he house is set up,and life begins to function like a well oiled spring…hmmmm….will that ever happen? We shall see, but till then, we shall eat cake….sparingly of course๐Ÿ˜Š peace and love my four eyed friend ๐Ÿ˜Š K


  5. The Beatles bout you a computer? WOW!! Did you get pictures?? What’s FYI mean? Is it ‘for your imformation?’ It must be. Anyway, you won’t have to wait 5 minutes for a task to complete anymore! That must be a relief! Can’t wait until you settle in! Tell me more on Friday about your new home in Florida… I’m all excited for you! Luv + Pecks: D

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  6. Ah, got the new computer today, high speed internet Friday and la la la la life goes on…I think I have to give the Beatles credit for that one though..bought a Mac…..yeah…life is good, and warm, and I smile a lot these days. K๐Ÿ’œ oh, and you make my heart smile too FYI


  7. I owe you my heart! You know that… Here! Take the noisy thing! LOL! Five minutes??? That’s a pain! Write to WordPress Forums… Have you emptied your cache in your browser lately? Please yes! Much warmth would be good! Tiny humming bird pecks: D ๐Ÿ™‚

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  8. Aww, you’re going to make me tear me up. I’m happy you’re in mine as well, sincerely, I am. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thank you & you’re most welcome! Peace & blessings.


  9. Thanks Tre, I had your letter in the car with me in my desk, I was overjoyed to get it, the day before we left and it brought tears to my eyes, the people we encounter in this world take up that special place in our hearts and just spread so much warmth and love, moments that brought them to you may never be known, just that it was their time to add their shine into your soul. I’m glad you’re in my life shining so brightly. Peace and love and lots of shining moments my friend, Kim

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  10. Thanks Neha, I appreciate it and soon shall return to blogging. It’s been a long trip down and now unpacking daily….lots of things we need to figure where to put. Weathers nice, it’s just taking some getting used to realizing that we aren’t on vacation this time, that we actually live here now. Such fun days and smiling brightly. Peace and love, Kim

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  11. I shall soon, I miss my WP home of amazing friends. Hope you’re well, got lots of reading to catch up on but without Internet, takes about five minutes for each blog for the like button to show up….gets very frustrating to say the least. Soon I shall return like the sun in Canada…I shall try to send some warmth your way too๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ


  12. The future is here and it rocks…or it will fully once I’m unpacked completely. Still working on that but in the meantime, getting in daily long walks with the dogs and hubby and enjoying the weather a bit too much. Hopefully getting internet this week, then back to fast time blogging and reading. Miss you all and tHank you, long distance neighbors now๐Ÿ˜Šโ˜€๏ธ๐ŸŒด๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ 


  13. Haha, semi retired for now, too young to go all the way but hubby retired and we are still unpacking boxes and totes. Starting to feel more like home each day. It is amazing to be where the sun shines daily and the weather in spring calls for shorts and tees. Love it, love it, love it. Will be back to blogging soon too, miss it. Peace and easy days, Kim

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  14. Thank you so very much, cake is wonderful but down here we are moving to the healthy routine which is suiting us, perhaps a cup of gelato if I’m good. Still unpacking and getting house in order but the sunshine suits me perfectly and the hustle and bustle will move into an easy daily flow soon and blogging will resume shortly. I’ve missed everyone, peace and love and smiles, Kim

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  15. Ah Kat, the sunshine and the humid cool morning air have lifted me beyond words, happy and going for walks, spreading joy like the lovely song birds that sing to me this fine morning. Going to the beach today for the first time, looking forward to it. Weather has been spectacular. Will be back to blogging soon, still unpacking and catching up on my reading very slowly with no internet. Miss the WP but will resume the normalcy soon๐Ÿ˜Š peace and love to you Kat, and tinkling wind chimes too๐Ÿ˜ŠKim

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  16. Hi Sheldon, this is the first time since I was a papergirl at fifteen that I haven’t had a job. Spending time unpacking and even managing to get a daily walk with the dogs and husband. Weather is amazing and life is moving at a glorious pace that suits me. Will be back to blogging soon too. Need to get internet hook up๐Ÿ˜Š peace and love, Kim


  17. Finally made it, unpacking yet still finding time for walks with the pups and enjoying the beautiful spring weather….wearing shorts and tees, something not possible in NY. Love it here and enjoying the journey of our new lives๐Ÿ˜Š will work on your letter this week, once I unpack my desk from the car. And blogging shall resume shortly too๐Ÿ˜Š peace and love, Kim

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  18. Let there be cake. ๐Ÿ™‚
    Must be a bit heart-wrenching, but I take it you’re all packed? Almost?
    It is March already.
    Bienvenue to your new life, Kim.


  19. Mmmmm! I’m just fixated on that cake! Cheers! I raise a glass to the greatest achievement of your life! So you’re moving south now… Don’t forget to write ๐Ÿ˜‰

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  20. I’ve been there
    My last job was somewhere about ten years
    When I left
    They just about kicked me out
    Though the future couldn’t be brighter
    The place doesn’t exist anymore
    Great one Kim
    Have a great weekend

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  21. Yes, let the fun of the move begin๐Ÿ˜Š looking forward to trading the snow for the heat, unfair trade, I know, but I shall take it joyfully๐Ÿ˜Špeace and love, K


  22. It was a wonderful cake and my speech goodbye went over well, got all Teary eyed too but looking forward to the future and all of the possibilities before me. Thank you, always, Kim

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  23. Thanks Jacqueline, it was a lovely day, cake was yummy and of course I blubbered like a big baby but it w as nice, and a great end to a career. Peace and love and now Florida bound, woohoo. Kim

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  24. Thank you so very much, it was a bittersweet day but waking this morning I think to myself of the good days and I smile. I’m so glad you enjoy the style, sometimes it varies a bit, this was more my thoughts as I knew my going away speech was only minutes away. Thank you, peace and love, Kim

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  25. Looking forward to the big move next week, finally, dreams falling into place, beside the water in the sun is where you will find me๐Ÿ˜Š thank you Rivr, smiles and happy days. Peace, Kim


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