Carpe Diem / Resolution Resolved

it’s the time of the year again
To look at the resolution lists we’ve made yesteryear
So that with the last month of December we can
Attempt to tick off the boxes left and fulfil the wishes made;

In the list we undoubtedly will see
The hopes and aspirations we had with us at the beginning
Where as we journey down the list (and year) and look at where we are now
Can we say we’ve achieved what we’ve set out to reach?

Be it eight or eighteen or even eighty bulleted points we have,
We know at the beginning what we would have liked
To make out of a new year and a new experience
Even if the year’s routine looks pretty much the same (or different);

What we aimed to but did not do for the whole year round
Let us attempt to reach for that star in the month of December
So that we can close the year knowing that we’ve tried
Such that in our hearts we can check that box (as having tried);

Of course we can always push it over to the next year:
Let the same goal appear on the resolution list again
Where in the next year we will seek to achieve
What we could not do so in the past twelve months;

Except that what we need to remember is,
Better yet done this year than next because
If year after year it simply does not get done then
Perhaps eventually we will drop it and never will get it done;

Carpe diem, quam minimum credula postero.

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