Forget the Change

Everybody is posting about their New Year Resolutions and Goals for 2011 and stuff, so take a break from all the virtuous hopes and pledges and read my intention, which I have expressed in the form of a poem, as I am all about culture:

Forget the Change
by Marian Allen

With twenty-eleven arriving
a second past midnight today,
I promise to not do more striving
but make what I do do to pay.
I haven’t got much in submission
although I have stories galore.
To boost my financial condition
I plan to submit and sell more.

So come on in, 2-0-1-1, be prosperous and sunny.
Forget the change, just bring to me some long green folding money.

WRITING PROMPT: Someone goes to a New Year’s Eve party and meets the personification of the Old Year. What does he/she say to the old dude?


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I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

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One thought on “Forget the Change

  1. Clarissa Draper

    December 31, 2010 at 1:15pm

    First of all, love the snowflakes!

    Also, great poem. I love that it’s not what we do but making what we do count. Superb!


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      Marian Allen

      December 31, 2010 at 2:19pm

      Thanks, Clarissa! It’s sooooo much easier to write than it is to find markets and submit and follow up. I’m hoping to get my ducks in a row this year — and then SELL THOSE DUCKS! lol!

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  2. Sarah G

    December 31, 2010 at 7:51pm

    I love the poem, too. Sort of a little incantation (I’m into that sort of thing).

    New Year OUGHT to ask the Old Year if he/she has any tips. Naturally, NY won’t think to do that. 🙂

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