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2018, a New Year

New Year, New Me

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Comment from kiwisteveh
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Hi, Sharon. Your lighthearted little poem reveals what most of us already know deep inside - that New year resolutions seldom last past January - but this year it will be different! Like you, I have a book to publish and again like you it's been languishing, waiting for me to get off my butt and actually do it!

Is there supposed to be a break in that long stanza?

Steve

 Comment Written 06-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    many thanks.
Comment from Sugarray77
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Excellent entry into the New Year, New Me prompt. I liked your thought provoking comments about making goals and then being tempted to forget them. Cute rhyming style. The graphics were spot on too.

 Comment Written 06-Jan-2018


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    Many thanks.
Comment from robyn corum
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Sharon,

hahaha! You last all the way to MID-MARCH???!!! Wow -- you are my HERO! hahaha! I no longer set New Year's Resolutions. I don't like disappointing myself. I mean, I disappoint others all the time in regular life, why would I just go ahead and add myself to the list??? ha!

Very cool - thanks!

 Comment Written 06-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 06-Jan-2018
    Thanks for your review.
Comment from mvbrooks
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Fun read and good luck with your proposed resolutions. I enjoyed the parody of January's goals and March's excuses.

A suggestion -- the first verse reads "tight" -- strong rhyme, strong pacing. (7, 6, 6, 6 syllables)

The second verse keeps to the rhyme, but the pacing is a bit awkward, (4, 7. 5,7) feels as if driving down the road and now facing a yield sign.

This seems more of a draft than a final version as the pacing changes with each verse -- just a thought. The ideas/concept is complete but the method/flow still needs some polish.

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 Comment Written 04-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Thank you for your review and advice, I appreciate it.
Comment from mermaids
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I can relate to your words. I love the line "Take more vacations." That is something I would like to do but is not possible. Your poetic form is smooth and I am sure many can relate to your words.

 Comment Written 04-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 04-Jan-2018
    Many thanks for your review.
Comment from pome lover
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Prob'ly not "new start" for me;
Old routine is fine, you see.
Don't know what I want to change;
Mostly I just re-arrange.
As a past interior designer
There's no past time that is finer
Than re-arranging - happy hours -
Creating vases of silk flowers,
Entertaining friends and fam
Makes me happy - my program.
Doubt I'll take a trip this year -
I'm just happy being here!
"Eat less, laugh more," good for you!
I will try to do that, too.
Katharine - pome lover



 Comment Written 04-Jan-2018


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    Many thanks.
Comment from oliver818
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Great poem, it's so true. We start with the best of intentions but a year is a long time to keep them up. Thanks for sharing this and have a really great day

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Many thanks
Comment from Dean Kuch
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I quit making New Year resolutions a long, long time ago, Mystery Poet. You see, I never managed to keep my promises so I always felt like a complete failure at year's end.
Now, there's nothing to fear because there is nothing to fail at, heh-heh.
I feel pretty darn good about that!

"but this year will be different
for sure this is the one
I'll change my ways and prosper
and if not, it's all been fun."


Good strong ending and good rhyming all throughout.
Best wishes to you in 2018.

 Comment Written 03-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 03-Jan-2018
    Many thanks.
reply by Dean Kuch on 03-Jan-2018
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Comment from l.raven
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every year I make all these plans...this year will be one day at a time...just getting things back in order...but the eat less is top on my list...LOL...very well written...and the perfect picture...Love Linda xxoo

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2018
    Many thanks.
reply by l.raven on 02-Jan-2018
    you are so very welcome...and Happy New Year...xxoo love
Comment from BeasPeas
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Your poem is well composed and interesting. Illustrated beautifully. We all look forward to the new year as starting off with a clean slate. Love stanza three, my favorite. Isn't that the truth? By March, all is forgotten. Good luck in the contest. Marilyn

 Comment Written 02-Jan-2018


reply by the author on 02-Jan-2018
    Many thanks.