Friday, January 02, 2015

My New Year's Resolutions Are Making Me Loopy - a resolutions poem

My New Year's Resolutions Are Making Me Loopy
by
Greg Pincus

I make ten resolutions every year, and they seem good.
But I can never keep them even though I know I should.
And so this year I added one when it was time to make 'em:
I resolved that this would be the year that I would break 'em!
Yet now each time I break one I quite quickly start up weeping
Because it means that there is one that I continue keeping.
Yet if I keep one then it means there's one that I am breaking
Which means I've kept what I resolved, of that there's no mistaking.
But keeping resolutions means I broke my resolution
Which means, again, I've kept the one I thought was the solution.
Still, keeping means I'm breaking... and I'm feeling like a dum-dum
Since now I fear I'll spend my year resolving this conundrum.


Happy New Year, y'all! And welcome to the first Poetry Friday of 2015, with the roundup hosted by Tricia over at The Miss Rumphius Effect. And in an attempt to give you some insight into my writing process, behold the assistance I got writing this very poem:




I hope this year is one of health and contentment for you and yours (with smatterings of poetry and pie and dogs, of course!).

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20 comments:

Sally Murphy said...

Great poem, Greg - it made me giggle.

Catherine Johnson said...

Good one, Greg!

Irene Latham said...

Poetry and pie and dogs --- AND a super-fun poem. :) Thank you, Greg. Happy 2015!!

Tabatha said...

Wow, love this, Greg! Happy New Year!

Michelle Heidenrich Barnes said...

Wonderful! Thanks for turning my brain into a pretzel. :)

kellyrfineman said...

What a wonderful assistant! and a funny-yet-true poem!

Carmela Martino said...

What a fun conundrum, Greg! (I love that word, conundrum.)
Happy new year!

jan godown annino said...

Aww.. loyal, cutie pie writing assistant you have there, Greg.

Smiled widely with this sliding, clever, circling piece that begs to be shared widely.

Mary Lee said...

That's what you get for making resolutions of ANY kind. You should just follow your muse and take a NAP!

Andromeda Jazmon Sibley said...

Great poem Greg! I am keeping it simple this year. My only resolution: More Hugs!

Doraine Bennett said...

Happy New Year, Greg. Wishing you lots of laughs as you work your way through this conundrum.

Keri said...

To break or not to break, that is the question . . . I love your sense of humor!

GrandCanyonReadingTeacher said...

Brilliant and funny! I love your use of "resolving" in the last line.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. said...

silly fun! Happy New Year,
Lee

Catherine said...

A conundrum indeed! Thanks for sharing, & Happy New Year!

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Carol Varsalona said...

Charming, humorous poem that made me laugh-a very good thing. Keep the humor coming, Greg, to provide a certain levity for our one little word journeys. I just sent another take on my OLW out today (http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/01/one-little-word-becomes-my-2015-mantra.html). Consider joining the newest global gallery of artistic expressions: Winter Whisperings. Your whisperings could bring a light hearted fare to my endeavor. (http://beyondliteracylink.blogspot.com/2015/01/ringing-in-new-year-with-look-back-and.html)

Thomas Watson said...

I enjoyed your poem. I hope you write more.

B.Chris Renee said...

Everyone's favorite conundrum lol. I loved this!

B.Chris Renee said...

Everyone's favorite conundrum lol. I loved this!