John Marsden Writing Topic #348

Write a poem that will be a cry for freedom**

Resolutions

Another year gone by,

time sure does fly,

it’s time to turn the page

get ready to wipe life’s slate.

 

Make a mental note

of all you hope

and seek for the New Year,

check back here

before your life begins again.

 

Always have a few resolutions up your sleeve

in case with some, you have to concede defeat.

Is this the year for love?

Is this the year you do that fun run?

Is this the year you’ll earn more than your annual sum?

In time we’ll all be told

what the New Year will hold.

 

This is the time,

to look back on what you’ve achieved

and where you’ve conceded.

Whether it’s been a year of bliss

or just a hit-and-miss.

This is the time,

to take a deep breath

and set yourself free.

 

Make a mental note

of all you hope

and seek for the New Year,

check back here

before your life begins again.

 

Another year gone by,

time sure does fly,

it’s time to turn the page

get ready to wipe life’s slate…

 

 

**Reference: Marsden J 1998, Everything I Know About Writing, Pan Macmillan, Australia.

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