New Year Resolutions

This poem was written in response to W3 Prompt #34: Wea’ve Written Weekly on The Skeptic’s Kaddish, so please visit his page to read other responses.

Year
Over
Start again
This time better
Resolutions are not kept through the year
Either you will or you won't; don't promise
Resolve has faded
No commitment
I'll do it
Better
Now

Copyright © 2022 Brandon Ellrich

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Published by Brandon Ellrich

I live in Central Missouri and enjoy reading, writing, playing tennis, watching movies, and exploring creative outlets. I have a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and I love to take my readers inside the minds of my characters.

23 thoughts on “New Year Resolutions

  1. I think it is right for you to say to make the year better than it was the previous year. Often we make resolutions and don’t keep them or are too far-fetched. Have a great, great New Year, Brandon. Wishing you much success and happiness in all you do.

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  2. It’s so hard to not make these empty promises to ourselves. I’ve found, for me, it’s far better to make a plan and have a general word as an intention for the year. This year it’s going to be balance. Balance in all things. It will be my mantra to strive for.

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      1. I’ve gotten very off balance this year-allowing my body to suffer from too much time sitting and too many smacks. I need to find a way to be creative, care for my family and myself.

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