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A Resolution

I hereby resolve to declutter.
I’ll slice through my closets like butter.
	What looks dated and torn
	Or what I haven’t worn
Will be bagged up and tossed to the gutter.

I say the same thing every year.
When I promise, I’m really sincere;
	But for true execution
	Of this resolution
 A fairy would have to appear.

And then, with a wave of her wand,
Old garments would up and respond.
	They would float out the door
	And I’d lock it before
With my newer things she could abscond.

A fairy’s unlikely to show,
So my closets will still overflow;
	But I’ve learned how to cope
	Though there’s always some hope
That I’ll give a few things the heave-ho!

Copyright © ilene bauer

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  1. Date: 1/18/2013 4:55:00 AM
    Great limerick about a task that we all hate..I have gone through my clothing for the past two years at the change of seasons trying to eliminate clothing that I probably will never wear..I have thrown away and donated ususable items but I still have more than I'll wear..I'll look at something and say well if I lose a few pounds I could still wear that and I might need it..Ha! Ha!!..Sara Congrats on your win..

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 11:13:00 PM
    this was SO DESERVING. Congrats on your big win, dear.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 6:59:00 PM
    Loved this, (probably because you are obviously talking about ME !!!) How did you know!! ??????

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 5:04:00 PM
    Great limericking, Ilene. Congrats on the deserving win!! Jag

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 6:45:00 AM
    Excellent write loved it got a good laugh here and there. this is on of my 2013 favs lol amaizing. *smiles* Ron

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 5:30:00 PM
    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:07:00 AM
    Excellent Limerick here Ilene!!Congrats on your top win.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:25:00 AM
    Good morning once again Ilene, the fourth limerick is a good pocket keeper... love them all... good thinking and poet-ing for this contest. Congrats :-)... xox~PD

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:05:00 AM
    Very funny. Should've made that resolution myself :p. Congrats on the win! (Just typo'd "wit" instead of "win" and I think the statement would still have stood!)

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 6:55:00 AM
    Souperb win Ilene and well deserved xx

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 12:31:00 AM
    Oh my I relate to this, I made a friend stay a few hours whilst I looked through one wardrobe she took away a large suitcase full to pass on to a charity shop. Thats just the tip of the iceberg lol Congraulations Ilene ....Seren

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 12:01:00 AM
    Congratulations on your first place win, Ilene, with this "clean" string of Limericks (I'm more used to the original "naughty" slant of this form). I have clothes that I loath to throw away, hoping that I will "grow into it" - or more accurately: "Lose that extra kg that is needed to get it to fit again. Love, Su

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 11:55:00 PM
    so funny and so true! We all have clutter it's true! congrats on your,Deb

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 11:19:00 PM
    Great quadruple helping of limerick poems that collectively convey what many of us should be doing at home. Congratulations on the first place win.

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 7:41:00 PM
    Your limerick stole my heart....I should store a bottle of whiskey in my closet to help me declutter....wonderful metre and fun!

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 12:45:00 PM
    LOL, love your sense of humour : ) Thanks for your kindness

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 4:18:00 AM
    amazing these are,,, i'm struggling to write even one...

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:56:00 AM
    Great great limerick! :) Your choice of words is amazing! I have a bad track record with resolutions....perhaps humor is the best way to deal with it! Hugs!

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:13:00 PM
    I have written poems on this subject myself, GREAT one. For me, it got easier to throw things away when my size increased, Still I am hanging on to the 10's and 11's. Sometimes I can actually fit into some of them!!

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 8:13:00 PM
    Your poems had great meter and flair.