My New Year’s Resolution by Robert Fisher is a sweet and simple poem and expresses something we all do at the onset of a New Year – to figure out the New Year’s resolution for the upcoming twelve months.

Oh, but do we stick to those resolutions diligently all through the twelve months of the New Year? Hardly so! But that does not stop us from making them year after year, with earnest.

Very apt to be categorized under the theme of poetries on New Year, and the 123NewYear team thought it apt to be presented to its readers for the sheer quality of directness and uncomplicated nature – a congregation of candid words that each and every one of us can relate to, irrespective of age, gender or socio cultural background.

With that there is also a gentle nudge to turn a new leaf all over, and to shape one’s life for the better so that one can keep out of trouble.

I will not throw the cat out the window

Or put a frog in my sister’s bed

I will not tie my brother’s shoelaces together

Nor jump from the roof of Dad’s shed

I shall remember my aunt’s next birthday

And tidy my room once a week

I’ll not moan at Mum’s cooking (Ugh! fish fingers again!)

Nor give her any more of my cheek.

I will not pick my nose if I can help it

I shall fold up my clothes, comb my hair,

I will say please and thank you (even when I don’t mean it)

And never spit or shout or even swear.

I shall write each day in my diary

Try my hardest to be helpful at school

I shall help old ladies cross roads (even if they don’t want to)

And when others are rude I’ll stay cool.

I’ll go to bed with the owls and be up with the larks

And close every door behind me

I shall squeeze from the bottom of every toothpaste tube

And stay where trouble can’t find me.

I shall start again, turn over a new leaf,

leave my bad old ways forever

shall I start them this year, or next year

shall I sometime, or …..?

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