This has been your annual ritual,
Making a wish list of dos and don'ts;
But it's nothing more than the usual.
Come off it this new year for once!
Resolution goes beyond mere wish,
Only by grace can you renounce.
A wise man by the head grasps a Fish.
Your shear determination will fail you,
So will your will-power disappoint!
You must indeed be truly renewed;
'Wishing and breaking' is beside the point,
Allow the Spirit to be your strength;
Then old things will surely pass away,
And your resolution will be kept at length.
May the Lord help us all I pray!
HAPPY NEW YEAR!