Winter and Guests

That time of year is once again here.
It strikes strange chords of insanity and fear.
What makes us mad
And what makes us sad?
Thinking will for sure pull up a tear.

First and foremost we consider our weight.
Certainly we’ll decide it’s something to hate
As we reach for the candy
And chips always handy.
We will start that diet before it’s too late.

Next, thoughts about shape really confound us;
We seem to have lost it as the pounds surround us!
Want a smaller size
Without jiggly thighs,
But is all that exercise way beyond us?

Then, should the current trendy hairstyle go?
Or will cutting and coloring cause too much woe?
Do we want bangs?
Do we forget about change?
Oh why can we not just be like J.Lo?

When did we get so adept at cluttering?
It’s a troublesome source of mindless muttering.
What do we toss
And consider a loss?
Excuses lead only to endless stuttering.

Downsizing in body, space, and stuff –
We really do have more than enough –
Would save us dollars!
We’d jump and holler!
Considering to change, though, is super tough.

So at this time of stoic resolution
Let’s halt the impending revolution.
Become a mess
On the way to success
Or delegate change to chance and evolution?

At any rate, 2016 is running out,
Either we’ll diet or we’ll choose to stay stout.
Welcome 2017
Lumpy or lean.
Loving, laughing, learning is what life’s all about.

HAPPY, HEALTHY NEW YEAR TO YOU!

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About gleefulee

Retired after 33 years of teaching English and French (one year in private school in Memphis, TN and the rest in public school in Doniphan, MO. Enjoying new adventures - all those things I put off for lack of time, energy, now I can try them! Pottery, writing, traveling, camping, kayaking, dancing, listening to some of the best live music ever, and making passionate, lively new friendships. All christened with an appreciation for great red wine! Created and operated KC's on the Current, then sold it and managed it for new owners. Now totally retired and looking for my summers to be full of fun as well! Born and raised in St. Louis, MO near The Hill. Though a transplant to Southeast Missouri, still very much a city gal at the core with a deep love of the natural resources in these Ozark foothills. Currently I am a content contributor for Poplar Bluff Living Magazine and a columnist for our local weekly The Prospect News. My rescue Siamese helps with most of the proofreading; he has a great ear. I relish the solitude easily had in the Mark Twain Forest but thoroughly enjoy lively outings for music, wine, conversation close to home or in my beloved hometown. Technology is my greatest challenge but so worth the shared connections. There may be a need for solitude but there is little loneliness.
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