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There was a chubby lady named Sue
that's my middle name [don't look askew] 
Sue tried to loose weigh
to go on a date
but over ate when served cheese fondue.

Resolved to do better Sue rose
and rushed to the gym in tight hose
she stretched up and down
some thought her a clown 
seams ripped when she reached for her toes.

New Years BAH said Sue with a groan
I'll use photo shop then phone home
they'll think I'm Twiggy
and not a piggy
perhaps I will make me a gnome?

Copyright © Debbie Guzzi

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  1. Date: 1/19/2013 2:23:00 AM
    :-) Nice chain of Limericks here, Deb. Thank you for the comment on my Limerick (a form I never take seriously). Regarding meter: It is my Achilles heel ... ;-)

    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:59:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Note that spondaic meters or pyrrhic meters (as opposed to individual feet) in English are impossible because of the constant alternation of stressed and unstressed syllables. Despite this obvious truth, some discussions of English metrics speak of spondaic meter and even attempt to illustrate it with lines isolated from poems written in iambic or anapestic meters.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Please note that the templates for meter almost never fit an actual poem exactly. If we use this foot-based method to describe poetic meter in English, we have to allow for abundant "substitution," where any iamb ( * / ) can become a trochee ( / * ), a spondee ( / / ), or a pyrrhic ( * * ). Trochaic rhythm tends to be somewhat more regular, but substitutions occur there as well. Sometimes poets introduce three-syllable feet into a line of iambs or trochees, and three-syllable (or "triple") footed meters often shift from anapests ( * * /), to dactyls ( / * * ), amphibrachs ( * / * ), amphimacers ( / * / ), and other combinations.
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:49:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    BTW Thank you for the tip regarding using Websters. We use British English here and our reference is the Oxford Dictionary. That has been a topic of one of my previous blogs. My meter is not always your meter.... lol Thank you for your help, Deb :-)
    Richards Avatar Suzette Richards
    Date: 1/19/2013 2:24:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Congrats on your win.
  1. Date: 1/18/2013 7:20:00 PM
    Debs...loved the conversation in this only someone who is trying to give herself a pep talk would do!! Great entry...loved the RIP imagery!, gwendolen

  1. Date: 1/18/2013 1:53:00 PM
    Congrats on your great win..Sara

  1. Date: 1/17/2013 11:23:00 PM
    CUTE ones!! Congrats on the win, Debs.

  1. Date: 1/16/2013 5:16:00 PM
    Congrats, Debbie, on the win. Really funny. Enjoyed.!! Jag

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 10:30:00 AM
    Congrats Debi on your win!Loved it on my first read.

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 8:36:00 AM
    Debbie, another nice win.... ~ congratulations with the awesome win in Rix's "A Limerick in My Pocket Contest " contest. xox~pd

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 7:32:00 AM
    Congratulations Debbie, gave me a chuckle lol xx

  1. Date: 1/15/2013 5:48:00 AM
    congrats on your win in the contest!

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 11:53:00 AM
    Ho! Ho! Ho! as Santa would say. I haven't made it to the gym part yet.

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 8:27:00 AM
    Enjoyed very much this funny write Debi!Best wishes to you.

  1. Date: 1/7/2013 7:54:00 AM
    Cute one..I have heard some stories from some men that you would not believe about women who doctor their pictures..One man said that it happened to him twice so he got where he would sit in his truck and look for the vehicle that she said she would be driving and if she did not match the picture he would just drive off..Sara...Reads like a winner in the contest..Way to go..

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 10:02:00 PM
    I love this Debbie,, I don't do resolutions Though I could stand to lose 20 pds ;}Happy New Years ;}

  1. Date: 1/6/2013 11:35:00 AM
    Loved it !!!! Me too...........seams are busting out since New Years!!! Gotta eat like a rabbit for awhile !!

  1. Date: 1/5/2013 11:17:00 AM
    LOL, had a chuckle here, Debs - congrats on all your wins : )

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 9:15:00 PM
    I think you had fun writing this am I right? So cute, after the holidays I believe we all want to be gnome, lol xxx

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 6:07:00 PM
    Lol, quite funny Debbie., Connie