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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
Nov.30.2022 ~ Placed Second~ Resolutions for 2022 Poetry Contest Sponsor- Anoucheka Gangabissoon

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Date: 1/7/2023 5:33:00 PM
You've expressed so well your New Years resolutions in a marvelous poetry my dear friend Valsa. I enjoyed reading each line from start to end. May God bless you and your journey as you follow your resolutions this 2023 my dear friend. Thanks a lot for sharing. Congratulations on your win! Hugs
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Date: 1/5/2023 10:25:00 AM
Dear Valsa, what a beautiful statement of your heart and its desires! "I shall not skulk" - I love that line. Words are your ambassadors to creativity. This poem of resolutions reflects your gentle, poetic, soul and your energy - your zest, your pilgrimage into positivity that overflows to all of us dear friend. Congratulations on your win! Hats off to you. Blessings!
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Date: 1/5/2023 9:02:00 AM
Congratulations on your win. A great way to start off the New Year. Nice write. Have a blessed day writing away...............
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Date: 1/5/2023 7:24:00 AM
Congratulation on your win, Dear Valsa. A very impressive piece of writing. May you have a day filled with blessings as you continue to write.
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Date: 12/1/2022 8:31:00 PM
Your resolutions are so incredibly practical, Valsa. Maybe add on more 'vague' stuff like: Will lose 10 lbs. Will limit my time on P.S. to 90 minutes per day. You know, stuff you can't quantify! (I'm pulling your leg, you know). LOL. Seriously, yours is a gentle, noble soul.
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Valsa George
Date: 12/2/2022 3:07:00 AM
They are indeed practical resolutions . I don't think I need to shed lbs as my weight is OK. Limiting my time on PS is what I have been contemplating all the time. It makes me arrest my movements and hampers with my gardening and other household works. How I wish I could . Thanks a lot Gershon for your favorable opinion of me... :)
Date: 12/1/2022 7:06:00 PM
Radiating love, positivity and zest for life! Enjoyed every line
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Valsa George
Date: 12/2/2022 3:01:00 AM
Thanks a lot Seeker friend. Drawing inspiration from people like you !
Date: 11/30/2022 11:43:00 AM
wow, you have so many wonderful resolutions. I never make them because i hate to break promises to myself. Anyway, I better think up at least one or two for the contest. haha!!
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Date: 12/1/2022 2:49:00 AM
Once when a promise is made, sticking to it is more appreciable than making promises and failing to keep them. Thanks a lot Andrea !
Date: 11/30/2022 8:22:00 AM
Love this , it might be harder than the weight loss, I work at Little Debbie she's an amazing humble woman but are slow time is the first 2 weeks of the year LOL, this you have written about takes God to reign in our lives as He does in yours, love ya
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Valsa George
Date: 12/1/2022 2:47:00 AM
Thank you for always reading my poems and finding time to comment on them !
Date: 11/30/2022 6:05:00 AM
Quite and inspiring and uplifting write, Valsa. Your thoughts stem from an enlightened mind. Apt for the contest theme.
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Date: 12/1/2022 2:45:00 AM
Thank you Vijay for your uplifting comment ! Much appreciated !
Date: 11/30/2022 5:33:00 AM
I too try and make some but sadly after a few weeks they fall by the wayside lol. Tom
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Date: 12/1/2022 2:43:00 AM
All of us make resolutions ! But human nature makes us get lax and we begin to fail to stick to our resolutions. Thanks Tom for your honest comment
Date: 11/30/2022 2:08:00 AM
Great resolutions. I never decide on anything except being good.
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Valsa George
Date: 11/30/2022 3:48:00 AM
Being good is what is needed and involves all the things, I have mentioned ! Instead of being brief, I just elaborated it !That's all. Thanks a lot, dear friend !
Date: 11/30/2022 1:34:00 AM
Wow! These resolutions are so genuine and worthy to be followed by everyone, Valsa:) brilliant:)
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Date: 11/30/2022 3:45:00 AM
I am so happy if you feel so. Thank you so much Jo.
Date: 11/29/2022 10:17:00 PM
Your resolutions are a journey, Valsa, one you take us down so often with your wonderful poetry. Long may it be...Happy New Year. Harry
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Date: 11/29/2022 11:49:00 PM
Feel so honored and delighted by your sweet comment. I am not sure if I will be able to fulfill my resolutions. 'It is better to have desired and lost than never to have desired at all'. Thanks a lot harry!