Thursday, December 6, 2007

Broken Promise

//broken promise

Broken-Promise Sonnet

The vows that I’ve made to myself are few.
They were not written down and I forgot.
Over the years I have not thought them through.
If I’d made a list, it would help a lot:
do meditation, yoga, or tai chi,
drink green tea plain, do not use any salt,
do not waste time on reruns on TV,
brush my teeth after eating chocolate,
try going each day for a 3-mile walk.
I have decided at least once a week
I should write a sonnet, practice some Bach.
It is time to reform, be strong, not weak.
I’d rather sit about reading novels,
chomping on M&M’s and nonpareils.

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