Tuesday, January 1, 2008

On: New Year's Resolutions

On January 1, 2008, my Parenthetically Speaking readers wrote rhyming verses about New Year's Resolutions.

Hale McKay said...
I Hereby Resolve

Listen my friends and you shall hear
Of my midnight party to spread good cheer.
It was December 31,'07, and oh so late
As I planned my toast to ring in '08,
To wish all everywhere a Happy New Year.

And ere the clock had reached midnight
The spread of appetizers caught my sight;
But I stumbled spilling the whole bunch
And every step I made was met with a crunch.
So I knelt down and ate some just for spite.

So then I crawled, to walk I was unable
And wiped my mouth on someone's sable.
Music was playing so I took a big chance
At that very moment to jump up and dance,
But I forgot I was still under the table.

With hangover, now it all seems like a dream,
Everyone turned when they heard her scream.
It was time to kiss, but here's a kicker,
When she puckered I started to lick her
Coz I thought her makeup was whipped cream.

So now I must make a New Year's resolution
So that I never again need any absolution;
I will never take bacchanalian action
At a party that might leave me in traction.
So, when will I be released from the institution?

ThatGreenyFlower said...
A woman who lived in the South
Resolved, "No more foot in my mouth!"
So she gathered up fluff,
Her mouth for to stuff,
And said, "Can't thay anything nowth!"

Charles said...
New Year's resolutions, one or two or three.
New Year's resolutions, stay away from me.
Too heavy is your weight.
Your burden of responsibility is just too great.
My little habits I'll adjust, if I don't wait too late.
Besides I sometimes benefit, if I procrastinate.

On: The New Year

On December 29, 2007, my readers at Parenthetically Speaking concocted these delicious haikus on the coming New Year.

Serena said...
Good intentions fall
By the wayside. But some will
Survive the new year.

Night falls, spirits rise.
May this New Year divine the
Tao of things to come.

snowelf said...
May this new year bring
Happiness and true joy
To all of our friends

Sling said...
Rather than look back
On that which has gone before,
There's always next year.

Charles said...
A coming New Year,
During which reflect this one,
Was it a good one?

Charles said...
Better this New Year,
Than the last that we had.
Better this person.

/t. said...
2 0 0
7 goodbye hello 2
0 0 8

Corn Dog said...
The old year is out.
A new year is ushered in.
Ball drops in Times Square.

Corn Dog said...
My resolution -
Off Burl Ives before Christmas.
He's already dead?

G-Man said...
Two Thousand Seven
Was Galen's Best Year Ever --
He met Serena!

Hale McKay said...
Tis the time of year
To make up resolutions
So we can break them.