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January, February…

Do you make New Year’s resolutions? Any success at keeping those resolves?

Here’s a tongue-in-cheek poem I wrote some years ago, that addresses the phenom of resolution keeping.

“That frozen stash of Christmas treats…” – sketch by V. Nesdoly.


It’s January, all must change
my resolutions cry it!
I’ll clean the cupboards, shine the glass
Completely change my diet.
The constant list of things I need
has changed from Christmas treats
to organizers, storage boxes
and a set of sheets.

It’s February, nothing’s changed
The bathroom scales decry it
(that frozen stash of Christmas treats
has sabotaged my diet).
The hopeful list of things I pledged
discreetly tucked away–
ten months to do just as I please
until next New Year’s day!

© Copyright – Violet Nesdoly, 2004 (All rights reserved)

“Then months to do just as I please…” – sketch by V. Nesdoly.

This poem was first published in my Calendar chapbook. The entire book is available as a free e-book download on Smashwords (multiple formats: epub, mobi or pdf).

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