Saturday, 1 January 2011

Maybe Next Year - inspired by Week 35 of Saturday Centus

Week 35 of Saturday Centus the prompt is to use up to 100 words (not including the prompt) using the line "Her crumpled up list of resolutions..."

Hmm, maybe next year
. . .
Her crumpled up list of resolutions
was hastily thrown on the fire. . .
catching alight it crackled and burned
the flames couldn't reach any higher.

She didn't need all of those changes
that had filled that long daunting list
she was practically perfect in every way
he had told her so as they'd kissed.

She decided she would believe him
because she knew that he wasn't a fake
besides it would be so much easier
if she didn't have to stop eating cake!

So the resolutions were forgotten
and they carried on as before
the diet could wait just another year
they could always reinforce the floor!

(exactly 100 words)

A Very Happy New Year To You!


Bookie said...

Clever...oh, so clever and fun!

Deborah said...

I absolutely LOVED this ... brilliant! :o)

Anna said...

Oh my! What a fun, happy and also sad centus! And you got it to rhyme too!
Nice post.
Happy New Year!
Anna's SC#35

noexcuses said...

Very clever!

Sue said...


Good job.


5thsister said...

HA! LOVE IT. Thank you for the belly laugh. I adored the poetic form of this week's prompt. "Reinforce the floor..." Bwaahahaha!

Judie said...

HAHAHAHA!! That is so wonderful!! I guess I can throw my list away now, and finish up the chocolate covered cherries that the dogs gave to Rod for Christmas!!

Teresa said...

Loved it!

It is funny . . . and gives hope to all of us who need to reinforce our floors!

It is wonderful how you can write the whole story in rhyme. You are one talented writer.


Dazee Dreamer said...

loved it. great job.

Anna said...

Hi again!
I wrote a second version of my centus. Please come back to visit, if you have the time.
Best wishes,

Anna's SC#35 + second text

Kat said...

I loved this! Such a happy centus. Reinforce the floor, and keep on dancing! Kat

Viki said...

Ha, Ha, Ha. Reinforce the floor LOL. Too funny.

jfb57 said...

Such fun! Well done you!

jaerose said...

Tisk - 'the flames couldn't reach much higher' - my favourite if the fates agree that resolutions aren't such a great idea..loved the rhythm..loved the words..loved the story..Happy New Year..Jae :)

jeff campbell said...

I so love this poem...good rhythm and funny...well done! Peace and blessings

cj Schlottman said...

Susannah, This is absolutely darling. NIcely written and so personal, and your concrete images make it very visual.

Great Centus..........cj

Tgoette said...

Wow! This was an amazing effort this week! LOVED what you did with the prompt! A very funny and happy piece to be sure! Great job!

Jenny said...

I love this!

Super-sizing your resolutions! What a clever, clever direction you took this.


Susannah said...

Thanks everyone for taking the time to read and comment, it is much appreciated.

Good to see you all. :-)

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