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Twelve Days Of Christmas

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Twelve Days Of Christmas

His young bride took the Twelve Days of Christmas to extremes it seems!
His true love kept piling on strange things well beyond his fairest dreams!
On the First Day of Christmas she gave him a shovel for shoveling snow.
On the Second Day of Christmas she gave him a fifty-cent jug of Red Bordeaux.
On the Third Day of Christmas he was presented with a scruffy mutt.
On the Fourth Day of Christmas he received a one-way ticket to Terre-Haute.
On the Fifth Day of Christmas she graced his skull with a silly beanie cap.
On the Sixth Day of Christmas she handed him an African contour map.
On the Seventh Day of Christmas he received a used Michelin radial tire.
On the Eighth Day of Christmas he was stunned to get a strand of barbed wire.
On the Ninth Day of Christmas he got a life-membership in the Red Hat Society.
On the Tenth Day of Christmas a collection of horseshoes, a most bizarre variety.
On the Eleventh Day of Christmas a parrot that spoke naughty words so gross.
On the Twelfth Day of Christmas he got the Visa Card bill leaving him morose.
He was underwhelmed by all this useless stuff and thought it mighty queer.
He was under the impression that Christmas came but once a year!

Robert L. Hinshaw, CMSgt, USAF, Retired
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Placed No.3 in PD'S "12 Days of X-Mass" Contest - December 2012

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  1. Date: 5/27/2013 11:11:00 AM
    ... and he thought the first 11 days were bad, that the twelfth one was the icing on the cake! Silly Christmas carols and their bizarre words... *shrugs*

  1. Date: 1/8/2013 6:59:00 AM
    Nice going Bob. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 1:04:00 PM
    LOL, love this fun, Bob. Thanks so much to both of you for your kindness

  1. Date: 12/31/2012 10:44:00 AM
    I hear Terre-Haute is rather nice this time of year...I suppose the barbed wire was intended to discourage the hampster she bought for his birthday? (with his Visa Card of course) and I assume the beanie cap was equiped with one of those little propellers (one has to have SOME form of transportation) Congrats, my friend and have blessed 2013 - Tim

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 12:14:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win. Su

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:58:00 AM
    Congrats Robert.....Seren

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 9:43:00 PM
    It's a unique and splendid poem which portraits cute/delightful presents on Christmas! I love it and have extremely enjoyed reading it. Big congratulations on your super win my dear friend, Robert! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 2:37:00 PM
    Fantastic piece,Robert..Lovely write...Congrats on your super win in this contest...

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 1:42:00 PM
    Poor guy! But congratulations on a great write and win!

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 12:38:00 PM
    Congrats on your unique entry. You put a lot of work into yours! Hope you had a very merry Xmas.

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 6:59:00 AM
    Congratulations Robert a super win, love it xx

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 2:20:00 AM
    Hi Robert like this the first time, congrats on your win in the contest, hope you having a great holiday, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 8:47:00 PM
    Bob H, ;-) Congratulations with your little Christmas win... have a nice one... always~ PD

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 8:45:00 PM
    Thanks for the chuckle Bob,, delightful write! Merry Christmas, hope you had an amazing day filled with love and blessings! Hugs

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 4:40:00 PM
    hahaha, just had to see YOUR take on the theme. You did it very well, Robert!!!

  1. Date: 12/18/2012 11:17:00 AM
    Hi Robert very fine entry for the contest good luck my friend, al the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/17/2012 10:30:00 AM
    Hi Robert love this one. Wishing you and yours all the best through the festivities my friend xx

  1. Date: 12/15/2012 11:23:00 AM
    So brilliantly written Bob, I love it from beginning to end. - Christmas hug to you on day 15 in December. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    Andresen Avatar Anne Lise Andresen
    Date: 12/15/2012 11:23:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    Luck in contest !
  1. Date: 12/14/2012 4:47:00 PM
    a fun and delightful write Robert...thanks for stopping by...Sesons Greetings to you and yours....

  1. Date: 12/14/2012 3:05:00 PM
    Don't add my name to her Christmas list, I have enough junk of my own. Fun Poem Jack.