Friday, January 02, 2009

Resolutions -- A New Year's Resolutions poem/a broken New Year's resolutions poem

RESOLUTIONS
by
Gregory K.

Every year on New Year’s Day,
I grab myself a pen.
I write my resolutions down to look at now and then.

Two years ago, I’d written twelve.
I broke them all by June.
Last year I broke them faster still (the first of March at noon).

This isn’t great, I must admit,
But now I’ve got it solved.
And so, this year, on New Year’s Day, here’s what I have resolved:

Bug my dad, annoy my sis,
Distract my oldest brother.
Skip a chore, create a mess, and once ignore my mother,

Chew some gum, devour pie,
Eat burgers, fries, and cakes,
Teach my baby brother all the joys of chocolate shakes.

My resolutions could go on.
Instead, I’ll stop right here.
Just once I’d like to keep them all...
And this might be my year.

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10 comments:

Sarah Laurenson said...

LOL

What a great set of resolutions! In such a wonderfully melodious format, too.

Happy New Year, Greg!

poemhome said...

That's resoulutely, absolutely great.
Happy new year!
douglas

Kelly Fineman said...

Bravo!!

jenniferknoblock said...

Well, gee! All these years I've been looking at the resolution thing all wrong. Thanks for the laugh.

TadMack said...

Oh, yeah. I think this IS indeed the year! Happy 2009!

Kelly said...

Ha! Love it!

Jill Corcoran said...

FUN:)
Thanks for sharing.

Lee Wind said...

Hey Greg,
What fun! I like the idea of doing an "opposite" resolution list - and you've done it wonderfully!
Happy New (and successful!) Year!
Lee

Ashley said...

AWESOME POEM!!! I love poetry and this really is a good one. P.S. Im a poetery critic.

Anonymous said...

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!