http://wepoetsshowit.com/2013/12/29/january-poetry-contest/ New Year’s Resolutions with humour
I’m packing in the fags.
No, I’m not.
Well, maybe the drink if I’m wise.
But I don’t take that much
So there’s not really much point,
Oh, I know, I could stop telling lies…..
But I never do that…..
Resolutions just suck.
I can’t see the point of the plan
When everything I like
Is there all year round
To be stopped or started. Oh man!
Who started this stuff?
Whose bright idea?
To make us all feel like a failure
If plans that are made
Are quickly dismayed
Don’t bother. I’ll be your saviour.
Forget what you planned,
Don’t write it down,
Disclose them to no one around.
Make deals with nobody,
Not even yourself.
They’ll never get off the ground.
I laugh when someone
Tells me what they have done,
What their intentions are for New Year.
Not cruelty, you know,
But my expectations are low
When my cup is overflowing with good cheer.
There are twelve in the year,
I party because it’s my birthday.
If I want to make changes,
I’ll make them in Spring
When new life makes me feel that’s the way.
Does anyone know anyone
Who sticks to these things?
I don’t, not kidding, it’s true.
I’m making none. Not one
Then I won’t fail. What about you?
25 thoughts on “Resolutions, My Arse”
I’m with ya! haha
Maybe I’ve just no self-control?! Nah, just don’t like them. 🙂 x
hahaha – same here!
There’s always a better time to make changes than January. 😉 x
I was a staunch non-resolution maker for 46 years…until I, for reasons still unknown to me, decided to resolve on Jan 1, 2013 that I would workout every single day of this calendar year. No one is more surprised than me that I have stuck to it, and am finally nearing the end of this crazy ride. 🙂 So maybe, just maybe, this super cynical now-47-year-old might just concede that New Years Resolutions aren’t necessarily such a bad thing. 😉
That’s right! I’d forgotten about you. I read you recently and was inspired. Well, you’re one I can say I know now. Because I don’t know anybody else that ever sticks to them. Good for you. A whole year. Maybe I’ll be converted yet. But I doubt it’ll be this year. 🙂 x
So glad to hear I provided some bit of inspiration. 🙂
Seriously, you’re the only person I’ve heard of who’s stuck to them. So you must be an inspiration. 🙂 x
Come to think of it, I’m not sure I know of anyone who has stuck to a resolution either. I may need to contact the Guinness World Records people. 🙂
You should. I know no one. Resolutions, in the main, set yourself up for failure. You’re definitely an exception. I’d be looking for an award. Oooohhhh…..take one from my page ….I’m overdue to to do a thank you and nominate. Please take Blog of the Year 2013. you deserve it. If you don’t your resolution will collapse on the last day of the year and it will be written….somewhere…. No, seriously, take that one. It has been well earned by inspirational endeavour and success! 🙂 x
You are way too sweet! xoxo
Aw, and you’re too kind. Let’s live it up in the next few days. But you make sure you keep to your plans. I would not want to be responsible for telling you to jack it all in so near the finishing line. 🙂 x
Thank You for Touching My Life with your Inspiration and Individuality. Your Posts Always bring a Smile to my Day.
Blessings and Joy~
I’m glad if I make you smile. Beats pissing people off! I’m quite good at that too, apparently. But just in my own house! Goes with the territory. 🙂 x
Resolutions pfft! I say – No damn it, pouts and stamps feet – not making them – not breaking them. I love the way you put this to rhyme. 🙂 x
If they’re worth doing they’re worth doing at any time of the year. Just not New Year. Too much going on. 🙂 x
Exactly!!!! so diet here I come for the 365th time! 🙂 xx
Nope, I don’t do that either! Guaranteed that if you eliminate something you just want it all the more. 😉 I just say, ‘Am I hungry? What do I feel like? Or am I just being greedy?’ Then, depending on what my answer is, that’s what I do. It suits me. Except when I feel like eating a whole box of chocolates! And I’ve done that. Quite recently, in fact! Lol. 🙂 x
I’ve resolved to not commit to food or exercise changes but more mindset changes. And even then, there can be little control. For me resolutions are more like gentle reminders. haha 🙂
Cheers to lots of gentle reminders! A much healthier approach than setting up for failure. 🙂 x
Well, I am being the Devil’s Advocate here when I say that I quite like ‘resolutions’ (or as Susan at http://bit.ly/1cIMsjh calls them, “plans”). They make me focus on trying, at least, to be a better person. (Whether I stick to them is another matter entirely! 🙂
I read Susan’s piece and yup, I’m good with plans. Plans have a focus in real terms of what to aim for and how to go about them. resolutions always seem too airy fairy to be achievable…especially at this time of year. Maybe that’s just me though. But I’m definitely up there with plans. 🙂 x
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