Friday, January 3, 2014

Resolutions

Written for:  Real Toads
Linking to:    Poetry Pantry #183

Real Toads prompt - Resolutions
The challenge is entirely open to personal interpretation of the theme: "Resolutions" and the poem you write for this challenge may be reflective, narrative, analytical or abstract. 


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New Year Resolutions
I left a long time ago
Never comes to fruition
So now I go with the flow

The Universe has
A plan of its own
Erases mine enmasse
Plants its, firm like a throne

Its amazing plan
I've learned to trust
Sometimes hard to understand 
But always robust

Eventually I find 
They're grand and exciting
Better than mine
And always uplifting

New Year Resolutions
I left a long time ago
Never comes to fruition
So now I go with the flow

~x~


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38 comments:

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    1. Thanks Vandana. Wish you the same.

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  2. Loved this! I think I will follow suit and just go with the flow trying to hitchhike on the waves of joy and compassion whenever the opportunity arises.

    <3

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    1. Thanks Jessica. Going with the flow has made my life infinitely easier.

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  3. Nice poem, Suzy. I like the sentiment. I, too, just go with the flow and don't make resolutions that set me up for failure. The Universe always has other plans anyhow! I've learned that as I age, acceptance of what is becomes more and more important. ;) Happy 2014!

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    1. Thanks Cat. So true, the Universe just has a mind of it's own. And going with it rather than resisting it just takes away the stress. Happy 2014 to you too. :)

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  4. A good policy and a great write.
    Cheers
    Pea

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  5. Yes, the universe has a plan and we are so small in it. Great prospective and wisdom

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    1. Thanks Susie. So true, We are just a tiny dot and all connected together.

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  6. The repetition of the first stanza adds power to this piece. And the message conveys a certain wisdom.

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    1. Thanks Kim. I kind of needed something to round off the poem so thought the first verse was a nice way to do it. Glad you liked the effect.

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  7. swimming upstream just wears you out. Going with the flow isn't always easy either. :)

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    1. Possibly not Margaret, but much easier than paddling upstream. Thanks for visiting.

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  8. It is not a bad thing, this resolve to go with the flow - sometimes one has to remind oneself not to over-think things and to just live.

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    1. Thanks Kerry. We get so caught up in the rat race and then frustration sets in. Going with the flow is less demanding and frustrating.

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  9. smiles...yes, if we let, the universe...has plans far bigger than any we could ever dream....
    but it requires us letting go a bit of control.

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    1. True Brian - we've got to let go and let the Universe in.

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  10. Going with the flow is a wise course, easier than swimming upstream! Good one, Suzy!

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    1. Thanks Sherry. Definitely easier than swimming upstream.

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  11. It is best to go with the flow as the universe indeed has it's own plan
    and you cannot alter what the universe has in store.

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    1. Very true Truedessa, that we can't alter what the universe has in store, we may divert our path but we will eventually come back to it's path. Thanks for stopping by.

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  12. Suzy, I am with you as far as New Year's Revolutions as well. I prefer to go with the flow and make modifications periodically....but for me to set myself up to keeping a resolution would be setting myself up for failure.

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    1. Thanks Mary. And I set myself up for failure many times before I abandoned that route.

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  13. a beautiful message to lessen the burden of life....

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    1. Thanks Sumana. That is exactly right. Going with the flow lessens the burdens in life.

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  14. Going with the flow with maybe a little bit of a goal thrown in?
    I couldn't get through life by just letting go.

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    1. If that works for you Pea then that is the right way. Let's just say I'm a little weary of that cheeky Universe constantly changing the goal post on me :)

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  15. I don't know if you intended to but this nicely fits my Existentialistic trappings. Add passion and you have it all.

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    1. Thanks Stormcat. Obviously the Universe intended me to write this and for you to stop by and read :)

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  16. Suzy it's wonderful to have that kind of faith in the universe... It doesn't cease to amaze you no? Aa they say whatever happens, happens for good. Loved your poem and your take on resolutions!

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    1. Thanks Aditi. The Universe never ceases to amaze and it's actually so exciting once you let go and take the ride.

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  17. So wise not to make resolutions - it is as almost as if we are designed to break them..
    Happy New Year!
    Anna :o].

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    1. So true Anna. It certainly takes the stress out of not fulfilling them.

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