My Resolutions for 2023
As the current year is quickly ticking away
The time has come for me to share,
My resolutions for the coming year:
What all steps I shall take in life to fare.
Every new year is a time to start anew
With thankfulness for what has been
A time to introspect and correct the follies
And come out of every trace of murkiness, mean
As before, I will not skulk or hide in corners dark
But shall venture out into the wider world
Meet people and strengthen my ties
Mixing and mingling with the gregarious crowd
Wish to be a welcome presence wherever I go
Try to give some cheer to all those I meet
Love God with all my heart and sing praises to Him
Through love, all bitterness I hope to defeat
I shall secure a firm ground to stand erect
So that I will not be carried away by the currents
Share my bounty and carry out random acts of kindness
For those who drown in life’s fierce torrents
I shall try to smile and laugh more often
Snatch, seize and savor every little chance
To enjoy, for grains of sand will slip off the hourglass.
With age, lesser are the prospects in life to advance.
Life cannot always be smooth as we wish it to be
Still, I shall carry my burdens as best as I can
Will not recite the litany of my stinging woes
Let go grudges, forgive, and face life with more elan
Resolve to be more positive when life seems hopeless.
With challenges rife, when no longer I can bear the load,
I shall tenaciously hang on and clutch at the fraying rope.
Proceed ahead hoping to see a light at the end of the road
~ Placed Second~
Resolutions for 2022 Poetry Contest
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