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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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MawB Tue 31-Dec-19 07:12:47

To all who think Christmas is behind you, Oh no it isn’t!

On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me:
I`ve bought a big, fresh turkey and a proper Christmas tree.
On the second day of Christmas much laughter could be heard
as we tucked into our turkey- a most delicious bird.
On the third day of Christmas came the people from next door.
The turkey tasted just as good as it had done before.
On the fourth day of Christmas came relations, young and old.
We finished up the Christmas pud and had the turkey cold.
On the fifth day of Christmas, outside the snowflakes scurried
But we were nice warm inside – we had the turkey curried.
On the sixth day of Christmas, the Christmas spirit died
As the children fought and bickered – we had turkey rissoles fried.
On the seventh day of Christmas my true love he did wince
When he sat down at the table and was offered turkey mince.
On the eighth day of Christmas the dog had run for shelter
He`d seen our turkey pancakes and the glass of Alka Seltzer.
On the ninth day of Christmas by lunchtime Dad was blotto
He knew that bird was back again, this time as a risotto.
On the tenth day of Christmas we were drinking home-made brew
As if that wasn`t bad enough, we were eating turkey stew.
On the eleventh day of Christmas the Christmas tree was moulting.
With chilli, soy and oyster sauce the turkey was revolting.
On the twelfth day of Christmas we had smiles upon our lips.
The guests had gone, the turkey too – we dined on fish and chips.

Nortsat46 Tue 31-Dec-19 07:25:17

Very good - how clever.

I especially appreciated ‘the snow flakes scurried - we had the turkey curried’ - that’s genius ...

tanith Tue 31-Dec-19 07:45:42

Like it Maw

Marydoll Tue 31-Dec-19 07:46:21

Well done, Maw 👍

Jessity Tue 31-Dec-19 07:46:53

Loved this MawB, thank you

Beechnut Tue 31-Dec-19 08:06:28

I loved it Maw

GrannyGravy13 Tue 31-Dec-19 08:35:16

Ha Ha, brilliant 👍🏻 We had turkey curry last night, left over curry will be frozen this morning to be brought out to ~~scare~~ surprise them when least expected tchgrin

sodapop Tue 31-Dec-19 08:39:37

Brilliant Maw loved the Alka Seltzer rhyme, tchgrin

Lilypops Tue 31-Dec-19 08:44:31

Maw, you are brilliant, love it ,

ninathenana Tue 31-Dec-19 09:02:07

grin excellent grin

GrannySomerset Tue 31-Dec-19 09:10:03

Made me laugh out loud, to consternation of DH drinking his morning tea. You are very clever, Maw, and I have copied your little gem into my commonplace book as the last contribution of 2019.

annodomini Tue 31-Dec-19 09:25:31

Maw grin

felice Tue 31-Dec-19 11:50:30

Really good made me laugh thank yougrin.

SueDonim Tue 31-Dec-19 13:38:35


steve7876 Sat 17-Oct-20 06:18:17

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kittylester Sat 17-Oct-20 06:25:17

Poor maths! What about the other 11 days?

And advertising!

FannyCornforth Sat 17-Oct-20 06:32:39

Yes, kitty, you are quite right, that's what I was thinking!
And a strange thread revival...
Great poem from Maw though, I momentarily thought that she was 'free' sad

EllanVannin Sat 17-Oct-20 08:00:34

A very cleverly done poem by Maw, but it made me feel quite green towards the end of it grin Turkey ? Bah Humbug !

( it would have been in the bin on the 3rd day knowing me )

LauraNorder Sat 17-Oct-20 09:59:34

Wonderful witty and clever poem from Maw.
Looking forward to her triumphant return.

Teetime Sat 17-Oct-20 10:01:29

Clever verse!! smile

grandtanteJE65 Sat 24-Oct-20 11:53:36

I really enjoyed that.

I did wonder however why you didn't put some of the wretched bird in the freezer, or just outside, if there was frost.

MawB2 Sat 24-Oct-20 12:11:45

"Although it might be easier
To put it in the freezier ( 😳)
And wouldn't be much worse
Than my silly little verse
It's more fun by a mile
To try to raise a smile "
Have a lovely Saturday! 😄😄😄

Charleygirl5 Sat 24-Oct-20 14:20:34

I wondered what was coming as I thought the thread a tad early but I absolutely loved it.