As I prepare my list of resolutions
I remember the previous new years,
along with the long list of similar goals.
What will be new this year?
Will it be better,
Will it be worse?
Would my list be ticked off,
or would I be carrying them over again
in the list of resolution for the next year?
A new year may bring new perspective
brighter, fuller, more optimistic.
But when the newness wanes,
what really is there to expect
but the coming of the next new year?
Without a plan for change,
without real steps towards that direction
what good is a new year?