My New Year Resolutions


I like to say I made a list,
The longest I've ever made.
I made it on Christmas Eve
So it wouldn't be delayed.

I promised not to punch the wall
But I can always kick.
I promised to do my spelling words
But not arithmetic.

I promised to play more outside
But I can bring my iPad.
I promised not to yell at Mom
But I can scream at Dad.

I promised to eat my vegetables
(Just not my tomatoes).
I promised not play with food
(Except for mash potatoes).

I promised that I'd pay the bills
But not with my own money.
I promised not to get a dog
But I can get a bunny.

My wife said my list is dumb
And super weird and foolish.
She thinks it is "immature"
but I think it is coolish.

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Darci Johnson was eleven when she published this poem. She has always had an active imagination. Her third grade teacher encouraged her to put her imagination on paper. Ever since, she has been writing. Her fourth and fifth grade teachers introduced her to poetry. Now she loves writing both poetry and creative writing.