New Year’s Resolutions: A Poem

New Year’s Resolutions

As we watch the fireworks and chime in the New Year
I wonder what poor soul is on the street tonight.
Some families have lost it all
While others make New Year’s Resolutions 
To buy the new car they wanted. To diet. To exercise.
But what about all the lives lost? 
The fireworks light up the sky 
And for a moment everything is beginning.
But what about them? 
As we celebrate a New Year,
They just think “another day.”
My New Year’s Resolution
Is to be generous, thoughtful and kind.

One thought on “New Year’s Resolutions: A Poem

  1. New Year's Resolutions, indeed. Your timely poem really struck a chord with me. I believe that the time for mass (and crass) consumption is over. Certainly, all of the billions (if not trillions) of dollars spent every holiday season could be directed to better use.


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