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New Years Resolutions

Well, it's again that time to make a fresh start, Concoctin' another lot of resolutions to impart. I'll try to come up with some that are easy to surmount, And perhaps this year actually carry them out! Toppin' my list I resolve to buy a new scales. When I mount the one I own, it never fails. Tellin' me that I weigh more than I think I should. My understandin' of this dilemma is not at all understood! To lessen calories, fats and such I'll curtail my food intake, Therefore, I'll consume no hamburgers, pizzas or chocolate cake. I'm sure this restriction won't apply to eatin' gobs of ice cream, But if it does, somehow, I'll have to create a devious scheme! To please my spouse and appear more reputable, And I suppose it might be more socially acceptable, For church I'll deign to wear a stiflyin' tie and coat, Sufferin' through interminable sermons clutchin' at my throat! Even with the best of intentions to keep these pledges should I fail, And in my lackadaisical attempts they should come to no avail, The Lord willin' I'll be around come this time next New Year, To contrive new resolutions to which I pledge to adhere! Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired © All Rights Reserved Placed No. 4 in Carolyn Devonshire's "New Years Resolutions" Contest - Dec 2010

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Date: 1/4/2011 11:23:00 AM
Another well written write that brings smiles to all its readers...Happy New Year to you Bob and all around you....Michael
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Date: 1/3/2011 7:03:00 AM
wonderful Bob, love it, congrats on your win in the contest
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Date: 12/31/2010 7:37:00 PM
And perhaps this year actually carry them out! Thats the spirit Robert, smile. Congratulations on your honored poem place. Wishes best for 2011 year, my friend. Agape, Moses
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Date: 12/31/2010 11:50:00 AM
Congratulations on your great win in Carolyn's Contest, Bob! Happy New Year filled with God's blessings! Love, Audrey
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Date: 12/31/2010 9:21:00 AM
Great write, Bob. Congrats on your win in the contest. Dan C
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Date: 12/30/2010 10:00:00 PM
A very well deserved win this one was. Congratualations, Robert.Luv, Andrea
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Date: 12/30/2010 5:17:00 PM
Congratulations on your win..Sara
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Date: 12/30/2010 11:40:00 AM
Congrats Robert on your well deserved win.
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Date: 12/30/2010 7:51:00 AM
Mr Bob, as you say, theres always next year! congrats..BG
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Date: 12/30/2010 6:21:00 AM
Happy new year and congratulations on this well deserved win in the contest of Carolyn, Bob
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Date: 12/30/2010 5:53:00 AM
Congratulations Bob on your win in Carolyn Devonshire's "New Year's Resolutions". contest. Love, Carol
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Date: 12/30/2010 2:40:00 AM
Witty and charming as only Bob Hinshaw can write. Congratulations on your win! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 12/26/2010 9:15:00 AM
I am bamboozled by your consistent creative work..Loved the humor written within..Good luck in the contest with your composition..Reads like a winner to me..Sara
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Date: 12/24/2010 7:28:00 AM
A very fresh start,, can't wait enjoyed your poetry,..p.d.
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Date: 12/23/2010 9:08:00 AM
Very very cute Bob; good luck in the contest. I've tried several of these resolutions in the past, some I've accomplished most I didn't. I still keep making them though as I have surprised myself this year by living up to the only resolution I had last New Year's day... Look to your resolutions as goals and your drive should get you there. Happy Holidays... Lay
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Date: 12/23/2010 7:14:00 AM
I think Carolyn is gonna love this one, Robert. I think you chose two good ones to talk about: dieting and the church-going. I need to work on that one myself!! I gave up on dieting a long time ago. lUv, Andrea
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Date: 12/23/2010 5:35:00 AM
Enjoyed the most two important resolutions of the new year, the first is a must in life for the wife, second can be optional.hahaha, Bob. Nice to read you after a break
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Date: 12/23/2010 4:37:00 AM
how humorous and delightful with every line punctuated with delightful thought.. just did one for new year's resolution called " paper and coke chase"... happy holidays and much winning luck in the contest! .. nette
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Date: 12/22/2010 11:06:00 PM
Hahahaha! Too funny, Bob! I don't make resolutions anymore.., not to make resolutions lol! Blessings, peace and joy this Christmas and a very happy New Year to you Bob. Always, Audrey
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Date: 12/22/2010 10:02:00 PM
I am sure ice cream don't belong on that list Bob hehe.. All the best with the rest of them! It is good to have you back.. Wishing you and yours a Merry Christmas and a blessed 2011 ;) Wilma
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Date: 12/22/2010 9:06:00 PM
very funny and don't we all make those resolutions that never quite come to fruition..haha! take care~Deb
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