New Year Resolution

New Year Resolution

A Poem by David Scott
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Just having some fun... looking ahead.

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New Year Resolution

 

It’s the night before New Year, one more on this Earth,

not a year’s resolution has lived from its birth.

And I in my stretch pants, with my soft belly fat,

still eating my pizza like a starved gutter rat.

 

The TV was blinking, quick fix-its to sell,

my mind was depressing;  it felt just like Hell.

When deep in my psyche, some clarity lit,

I knew what I wanted; I had to get fit.

 

I’ll stop eating carbs and work out in the gym,

So long before summer my butt will look trim.

My mind started racing, excited to think

this year I would do it, my waist- line will shrink.

 

One hour before midnight, this year’s been a hoot,

I’ll drink some Champagne; eat some ice cream to boot.

And I think to myself, as I wake from my glut,

maybe next year’s the year  I’ll get out of this rut.

 

Still, maybe this year I can figure out why

when I stand on the scales, I just want to cry.

Think I’ll just enjoy life, cause it’s all in my head,

living every day full;  I’ll  lose weight when I’m  dead.

© 2015 David Scott


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Hilarious and yet so clever...with a bittersweet touch of a truth that resonates with many more than are willing to admit.

Thanks for sharing.

Alisa💫

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

Humor always carries truth with it... Growth is found when the truth becomes sweet to us.
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Odd thing is, my family tends to live well into their 90s and they are all overweight. Not a vegan in the bunch. Both my grandmother and great grandmother lived to be 99.

Skinny people tend to die much younger.

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

Ha. Skinny women tend to die yunger. Obese people don't tend to live long either. A little extra fat.. read more
i made an error when I submitted my review- correcting it now, and sorry for the error

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

No worries. It's all good. I have typos galor!
Ha! my sentiments indeed- happy new year! and save me a piece of pizza

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

Fat chance. ;)
Thanks for reading.
Ha, nice one. As you may know, over hear we take new years very seriously. New years eve is called hogmonay here and new years day ne-erday. Hogmonay is great, you open your door to everyone and cant refuse, leaving the way open for fences to be mended. Traditional gifts are whisky, shortbread and a lump of coal...something to eat, drink and bring warmth. Then we all get so drunk we forget what day it is :)
and now that the history lesson is finished boys & girls, all thats left to say is great job. I liked this.

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

Cool! I am glad to learn something of your culture. I will research Hogmonay a little bit. I know .. read more
alifeacoustic

4 Years Ago

Not at all. Hogmonay is the biggest night of the year here. Even xmas becomes just another thing in .. read more
 David Scott

4 Years Ago

I'll have to plan a visit to Scotland to observe. :)
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Laughing...Very clever, fun, and true about the human "weakness" I enjoyed reading it, David.

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

Glad you enjoyed this. Thank you for the review.
The last line does say it all an for some that weight loss comes sooner than expected as they did just let it stay in their head.

Well done piece with some fun thrown it. I make a decision, to make a change, but never a resolution, cause they all seem dead just the same. Thanks for sharing your lighter faire. Enjoyed.

Posted 4 Years Ago


 David Scott

4 Years Ago

After my serving of green jello today I was in a better state of mind to write this.
Thank yo.. read more
Willard Wells

4 Years Ago

Well good, I need to read and I need to write a bit of lighter faire as the darkness will appear aga.. read more

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