Happy Retirement, Ms. Irene! - Excerpt

Miss Irene, you made your mark, you have arrived!
Now it's time for you to retire as a bee would to its hive
Your time with the County is akin to the quilts you made with love
For you gave a piece of yourself, all over the County you rove


For as unsure as you were as to whether to pass the baton
The Unseen Hand prepared you according to His plan of action
And the years you spent laboring over all those cases
Certainly put a smile on everyone's faces


You plodded on during thick and thin
Everyday telling yourself this job is a win, win, win
Giving hope to the neglected and abused child
Furnishing financial subsidence like giving sight to the blind


40 years wow! This has been plenteous
Now Rio awaits you, it will be joyous
And so again we bid you Adieu!
God Speed! Forge ahead in boldness, be adventurous, fashion your hair anew!