Resolutions

Raph al Guul

…and three, two, one: this year is done

again we’ve gone around the sun

again we closed the final gap:

a completed orbital lap

Yet it is all coincidence

and far beyond our influence

The earth just sort of moved and turned

The sun conveniently burned

No asteroids could interfere

And unexpected anomalies did not appear

It sure seems to be fitting, thus

that what really matters to us

is not the fact that time has passed

but that the past is named at last

And not just for nostalgia’s sake:

It seems that a new dawn will break

proclaiming the end of the old

to let the future now unfold

Unlike the past that took its toll

the future promises control

Yes! Finally the time is here

I won’t obey the puppeteer

My own life I will rearrange

And bring about desired change

I will be happier, nicer,

and stop being such an eyesore

I will finally quit smoking-

trust me, I will, I’m not joking!

Because now I am my own man

and what I want to do I can.


If all these resolutions fail

If on my own plan I should bail

Sure enough come twenty-fifteen

we’ll witness a similar scene

My flaws will be explained so well

by the last stroke of midnight’s bell.

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