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A Rational New Year's Resolution

or Becoming an Antinatalist for the Ultimate Prevention of All Childhood (1) Birth Defects (2) Diseases (3) Disasters Natural and Accidental (4) Abuses and (5) Deaths On New Year's Eve when tucking into bed, Arthritis here, assisted by the brain, The final chapter closes still unread, And lowers yet the light for Neural Strain; At midnight hours later they awake, Disturbed again by all the ballyhoo For eons causing worlds long past to quake From toasts to but the similar ado; Then mulling on the old year's kindred yelp While fearing for the new year in their arms, Each resolute resolves anew to help By trying To Prevent All Needless Harms; As in the dark and stillness of the room, The Auld Lang Syne crawls yearly toward its doom. January 3, 2022 Five New Year's Resolutions List/Sonnet (English) Shakespearean) L. Milton Hankins

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