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Rated: E · Other · Holiday · #1966657
Why do we repeat the same resolutions year after year
Each year at midnight
on December thirty-first
a new birth is announced
.

Each year despite
the lessons of previous New Years,
we again
proclaim personal improvement goals
and ignore the shards
of last year's broken dreams.

Each year we promise
that this year will be different
and each resolution
will be kept,
while deep within
we hear the whispers of our doubts
and the echoes of our fears,
as they become
voices of our destruction
repeating last year's nullification's:
"Maybe this year will be different,
but if not
there is always
next year."

Written for "Stormy's poetry newsletter & contest.
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