I wrote this poem back in 2013 for my Fun in Writing Group. The prompt for that week was Resolutions. I haven’t been that good at keeping them, so here it is.
It’s a New Year – Jump with Glee!
Time to resolve to be better
Hold to the change to the letter
Yeah, it’s clearly working for me.
I used to make resolutions
Same ones every year
The message was clear.
They afforded no solutions.
So, instead of saying I’ll get thin
Or make lots of money
I’m telling you honey
It’s time to RE-resolve again.
I’m going to be a better person.
I think this I can manage.
It’s to my advantage
That I don’t have much reversing
I’m going to finish what I start
No more unfinished books
Cause I’m getting weird looks.
I need to focus on my art.
I’ll keep you posted on how I do
But don’t expect a miracle
I’m not a frigging oracle
In the end, to my own self be true.
~ Dellani Oakes 1/16/13