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.
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)
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).