By: KayLynn The old year is now ending - I know that much is quite true. But a resolution is pending… What should I pledge to do? It is hard being stuck on this Strange ship, out in space. But I am, of course, an Earther, And among people of my race It is traditional to, On the last night of each year, Make resolutions to do better - If you don't it's considered queer. So what should I now vow to do? What vice should I say I'll stop? I don't think I have all that many Bad habits I need to drop. I could, of course, try not to Tease Ms. Davenport so much. Or resolve not to grumble when She faints a lot and such. I could try not to yell at Harlan When he pulls a stupid prank, Or try not to get so angry When I think of Warlord Shank. I could attempt not to get upset When Bova says, "We'll die!" Or when Catalina talks to Suzee, And then gets mad when I ask why. Or maybe when THELMA comes up right Behind me, and says, "Yes, Commander?" And sometimes when she says things With just a little too much candor. I could also try to be more patient With Radu's super hearing. Or with Rosie when she decides That everyone needs some cheering. There are, I guess, a few things that I probably should change, I fear. But I hereby vow to change them And enjoy the coming year! ~Commander Goddard Copyright © 1998 KayLynn. All rights reserved. Used by permission.