Tony Adah


My New Year Resolutions - Poem by Tony Adah

A day after the first day
Of the new year I am caught
Violating my new year resolutions
In my sleep the dream is thick
And I'm afraid I got it all wrong
Dream?
I can't believe it
It seems all that I resolved
Not to have been compromised
And they have broken upon my head
Same old fragile habits
Broken at birth!

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Comments about My New Year Resolutions by Tony Adah

  • Howard Savage (2/7/2016 7:40:00 PM)

    This is a great poem with strong metaphors. Keep writing. The New year is here. (Report) Reply

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  • Bernard Snyder Bernard Snyder (12/30/2015 11:59:00 PM)

    You summed it up nicely Tony. Great job (Report) Reply

  • Birgitta Abimbola Heikka Birgitta Abimbola Heikka (12/30/2015 8:40:00 PM)

    Enjoyed reading your poem written simply about broken resolutions which more than not we all beak. Simple and beautiful. (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (12/30/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    So many of us have a hard time keeping our New Year's resolutions, that many of us don't bother making them anymore.
    Happy New Year to everyone! (Report) Reply

  • Clarence Prince Clarence Prince (12/30/2015 9:57:00 AM)

    Many others suffering similar habits, of breaking New Year's resolution!
    Thanks for sharing, happy New Year to you! (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (12/30/2015 5:51:00 AM)

    Take fresh resolution to allow regeneration! Days, weeks and months have gone;
    Now another year also is going out;
    They are all part of Time starting
    From seconds to minutes to hours!

    Likewise many years of our life
    We all have spent in this world
    And have seen so many things
    Growing, deteriorating and dying!

    Destroying trees, natural resources
    And all things helping life to go on
    We are making our common abode
    too meet with its extinction one day!

    Regeneration is common in Nature;
    Let us all allow Nature to regenerate! (Report) Reply

  • Terry Craddock Terry Craddock (12/30/2015 4:28:00 AM)

    'A day after the first day
    Of the new year I am caught
    Violating my new year resolutions'

    had a friend do this after every New Year for Years, memories, nice lines (Report) Reply

  • Ramesh T A Ramesh T A (12/30/2015 12:58:00 AM)

    Best Resolution!

    Everyone's attention is on Nature now!
    2004 Tsunami, harbour wave incidence
    Everyone remembers on 26th December!

    Then 2011 Thane storm no one can forget;
    Storms raging over oceans have attacked
    Indian Southern coasts along Bay of Bengal!

    All those natural disasters had happened
    At the end of December and whenever year
    Comes to an end we all talk about that....!

    This cloud bursting rains have lashed
    All places of South-East India very much
    Due to climatic changes happening now!

    Pollution leading to global warming is the cause
    Behind Climate Change that needs to be stopped! (Report) Reply

  • Aboutalib Toupa Esfandiari (1/6/2015 7:08:00 AM)

    Hi dear Tony, I've read 2 poems of yours i.e new year resolution, and love is gone which has inspired me to compose a new poem contrasting it and starting with your name, so please read my new work on love. Keep on your good works. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur Amitava Sur (1/2/2015 7:50:00 PM)

    Liked the honest confession about making the resolution where a conflict is expressed. (Report) Reply

  • Rajesh Thankappan Rajesh Thankappan (1/2/2015 9:16:00 AM)

    My New year resolution is not to take any resolution since my resolutions too fall apart like a pack of cards. Loved it. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, January 2, 2015



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