Monday, 31 December 2012

No new year resolutions

I'm not making any resolutions
I don't care what you say
Don't raise your eyebrows at me
I'm not wasting any time today

I feel released from needing them
Life didn't fail last year
Well it did a bit
But only as much as any other year

Instead I'll just keep trying
To choose the right path to go
With God's help I hope it'll be ok
It'll be His course that I'll follow

So no I won't write targets
Or make promises to myself
Instead I'll take each day as it comes
And leave the future to itself


This poem was written in response to the endless mention of new year resolutions but it also fits with the call from Poets United to write about kindness; this is me being kinder to myself.  Happy New Year.


Ella said...

Living in the moment can be a true gift! I love the lyrical tone of your poem ;D
Happy New Year!
Resolutions-I'm not a fan! Goals and baby steps work for me~

aprille said...

You tell them, Emma.
Resolutions never last much beyond the end of january anyways :-)

Kim Nelson said...

Bravo, Emma! For most, self-kindness is the most difficult to cultivate. I like your plan.

Eileen T O'Neill ..... said...


A lovely forward looking poem, of honesty and caring.


rch said...

That's all you can do, enjoy every minute of it too!

Sherry Blue Sky said...

Great idea, kiddo!

Libby Meador said...

One day at a time, that's the best any of us can do.

Jenny said...

What a poignant piece of writing.

Somedays I feel like it's one minute at a time.

The philosophy you expressed here is definitely one I live by personally!

Happy New Year lovely LLM!