Friday, January 02, 2009

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

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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Sarah Laurenson said...


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

Happy New Year, Greg!

Douglas Florian said...

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

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Anonymous said...

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

tanita✿davis said...

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

Unknown said...

Thanks for sharing.

Lee Wind, M.Ed. 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!

Anonymous said...

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

Anonymous said...

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