New Year by Rhona Hoggan

Category: Writing Group

A new year
A new you
Your trousers tight,
Too much blood in
Your alcohol stream
Smoked more than a kipper?
You need
OTT resolutions

To never eat chocolate again
To go to the gym three times daily
To go teetotal for life
To go cold turkey
Give up the booze, fags, chocolate
Cream cakes, spending

This is the usual situation
On a hung-over, bloated
New Year’s day
You’re bursting out of your jeans
An’ your shirt’s gaping
Revealing a beer belly the size of Scotland
(OK, j’éxagčre)

A new year, a new you
Looking beyond your belly