Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Breathe In Brand New

There will be no more
recycled resolutions
leaving their muddy stamp
on my new year.

I have no list, no plan, no must do.
All of that will come when it needs to come.

This is my moment
to breathe in brand new
without the stench of I failed
filling my nostrils.


©Susie Clevenger 2014



21 comments:

Robert Bourne said...

loved this... take a deep breath and see what the year brings...

Steve Green said...

Great poem!! Love the last few lines
especially

Fireblossom said...

Oh, you said it, sister.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

YES! I am breathing in the sheer relief of 2013 being over. That is Enough, right now. Whu-hoo!

hedgewitch said...

I agree completely! The only resolution I've made for years is to let the last one go and live in the one we've got. Best of new years to you, Susie.

Stormcat Poetry said...

I like the sentiment. No resolutions, no pressure, breathing freely.

Sam Edge said...

Breathe deep ... we need all the clean air we can get.
Happy new year 2014 is going to be a good one.

Herotomost said...

Besides...it will be hard to top last year in your case...except the foot thing. the way you roll makes resolutions useless...I see great things for you this year, and I don't need no crystal ball!!! Happy New Year Girly Q!!!

Kim Nelson said...

YES!
Wisdom does finally break through, doesn't it, Susie?
Happy 2014!

Marian said...

i wanna get behind this sentiment, Susie. let's stick together. :)
happy new year!

ed pilolla said...

life and strength in the blankness, not meant for the meek, as the wise have noted. wishing you all good things in 2014:)

grapeling said...

cool. HNY, Susie ~

Grace said...

Sometimes its the best ~ Happy New Year Susie ~

Outlawyer said...

Great idea! k.

Outlawyer said...

ps= that's me, Karin --Manicddaily

Hannah said...

I feel the same way about setting things up for future, too...just move forward with purpose and it will come. Well stated in you poem.

Margaret said...

I think I will join you. :)

Suzy said...

You and I are on the same page - going with the flow.

blueoran said...

A good reminder that we are not so much human doings as human beings. Here's to the fresh scent of now.

Pealogic said...

Admirable attitude. A great read too.
Pea

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is excellent, Susie. Wow! The last lines say it all.

Here's to many breaths of fresh air in 2014.