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Fail to Resolve

I want to lose weight
boring
same resolution as last year
and the year before
why can’t I think of an original idea
or follow through on my promise to myself
friends I know can do it
my sister can do it
I fail every time 
I think my resolution should probably be
to make a new resolution

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  1. Date: 1/3/2015 8:41:00 AM

    Yeah, resolutions are hard to keep. Just be yourself because it is wonderful, keep writing and smile a lot.!
  1. Date: 1/2/2015 2:05:00 PM

    Haha.. Funny stuff Betty.. I'm right there with ha! Congrats on your win!
  1. Date: 1/2/2015 12:54:00 AM

    It is a winning year, congrats Betty ...huggs
  1. Date: 1/1/2015 6:00:00 PM

    Betty, Congratulations -- This is a great way to start the new year. Enjoyed reading your winning poem. Always & Forever ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 1/1/2015 1:59:00 PM

    Betty, congratulations on your winning poem. Blessings to you for the coming year
  1. Date: 1/1/2015 1:06:00 PM

    love the humour in the final lines - congrats on your win:-) Hugs jan xxx
  1. Date: 12/25/2014 10:38:00 PM

    Ha, I like the truth in this Betty,, Stopping by to say hi, and wish you the best... Enjoy your days and the coming New Year. Love ~LINDA~
  1. Date: 12/17/2014 4:03:00 PM

    GREAT ending on this one. THat is what made the poem!! Yeah, I know the feeling and people always told me that if you did not focus on weight loss it could happen more naturally, that is a laugh!!! But I think if you try not to focus on it, and just eat normally, at least you won't gain more. Sure wish I knew the secret to the weight loss part though. I know what it is (GO BACK in time and DON"T be over 50 any more!!)

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