Thursday, January 1, 2015

Poem: "My New Year's Resolutions" by Robert Fisher


I will not throw the cat out the window
Or put a frog in my sister’s bed
I will not tie my brother’s shoelaces together
Nor jump from the roof of dad’s shed
I shall remember my aunt’s next birthday
And tidy my room once a week
I’ll not moan at Mom’s cooking (Ugh! Fish sticks again!)
Nor give her any more of my cheek.

I will not pick my nose if I can help it
I shall fold up my clothes, comb my hair,
I will say please and thank you (even when I don’t mean it)
And never spit or shout or even swear.

I shall write each day in my diary
Try my hardest to be helpful at school
I shall help old ladies cross roads (even when they don’t want to)
And when others are rude I’ll stay cool.
I’ll go to bed with owls and be up with the larks
And close every door behind me
I shall squeeze from the bottom of every toothpaste tube
And stay where trouble can’t find me.

I shall start again, turn over a new leaf,
Leave my bad old ways forever
Shall I start them this year, or next year

Shall I sometime, or ...?