They say one should retire while still a pro,
I think forty is a good time to go,

You’ve enjoyed as much as you could,
Learning, experiencing, being frivolous and not so good,

New school, new job, new place, new family and new friends,
You’ve seen them all and this is where it all ends,

Then there’s less of everything,
Less joy, less fun, less learning, less novelty that life can bring,

So I say it’s time one should go,
One has imbibed as much as one can grow,
So one should ebb from life and let others flow,
One should retire and let the others grow