Saturday, December 31, 2011

Resolution, Schmezolution

Jenny's revving up for the New Year with her Saturday Centus prompt this week, and I like it! Hope you do, too. (Said prompt, as always, is in red.)


©2011 Susan Noyes Anderson

Resolution! Schmezolution!
This year, I’m resolved
to make no resolutions
because failure is involved.

No plans, no goals, no promises.
No journal, chart, or list.
No calendar that goes unstarred
for every day I’ve missed.

No weekly ruminations over
changes not achieved.
No self-defeating burials
of good intentions grieved.

No self-recrimination or
disparagement at all.
No personal experience
of how the mighty fall.

No feeling like a loser as
the year rolls to an end.
No starting fresh on New Year’s Day
and trying to pretend.

‘Cause this time WON’T be different.
Join my cause and face the facts.
The Resolution Revolution:
"Just give goals the axe."


(Not the most redeeming motto, but it does have a certain je ne sais quoi...)



Mama Zen said...

This is just excellent! Happy New Year!

Judie said...

Yeah! That's the ticket! Love this, Sue. You certainly have the right idea!!

Christine said...

Love it, perfect write.

Stacy Crawford said...

This is funny. So are you resoluting?

Anna M said...

hallelujah! I love it

Christine said...

I had to take another look, and noticed on the pad "to floss". That is too funny, I floss twice a year, the day before the dentist, and the day after. Happy New Year!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

I like it! My thoughts are similar. Happy New Year:@)

Eva Gallant said...

Great little poem! Love it!

Darlene said...

Good one, Sue. said...

Ah yes, that's always my one and only resolution. Thanks for expressing this so playfully.
A wonderful New Year to you and yours, Sue.

Brian Miller said...

smiles...i set goals but i keep them flexible....because things change pretty quickly...happy new year!

noexcuses said...

Couldn't have said it better myself! Great post!

Have a Happy New Year!

yaya said...

That is so perfect....but I'm making a resolution this year anyway since I made none last year and it shows...but I wasn't the least bit sorry or sad about it..maybe I'll rethink this resolution thing again! Happy New Year Sue!

Polly Janos said...

Yep. You said it!

Garden of Egan said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!

You are amazing.

I think I'll do the resolution.

Hugs and Happy 2012!!!

Grandma Honey said...

I've had years like that :)
So maybe that's why this year my resolution is to eat an apple a day.

Ames said...

Where do I sigh up? As always Sue, you manage to whip up a poem with ease. I think you are one of the most talented person's I am lucky to know. Wishing you all the best next year. See ya then.~Ames

Karen S. said...

Oh yes! This seems to be the main theme everywhere I go this year...wonder why that is?! I know I have felt this way for a long time!!!!

Gail said...

Happy New Year and may all your dreams come true.

Tracy said...

would love this on my facebook statuse just shere brilliance happy new year

RobinfromCA said...

Excellent! I too blogged about the futility of resolutions - just not as poetically and entertaining as yours!

Happy New Year!!

Amy said...

Hahahaha! You are brilliant!

Anna said...

Excellent New Year's poem, Sue! Well penned! I totally agree!
Best wishes & hugs,
Anna's SC Week 87

Gems said...

The pad made me laugh..floss! Great poem which hit the nail on the head as far as my own feelings go. Happy New Year!

Jennifer said...

ahhh so perfect and true!

Jenny said...

Ahhhh...what she said!

You're amazing!

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