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The Twelve Days of Christmas

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The Twelve Days of Christmas

(Imagine singing it to the tune of the song
when you have come to the twelfth day)

On the twelfth day of Christmas my husband gave to me:

twelve plates  a' piling. .  .

eleven notions riling. . .

ten new things for cleaning. . . 

nine remarks, no meaning. . . 

eight shirts for drying. . .

seven eggs for frying. . . 

six socks with no mates. . .

FIVE    CANCELLED      DATES

four less holidays. . .

three migraines. . .

two kids arguing. . . 

and a bathtub with a black ring!


By Andrea Dietrich  For PD's 12 Days of X-Mass Poetry Contest

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  1. Date: 1/8/2013 6:53:00 AM

    awww no nice gifts! Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/4/2013 2:19:00 PM

    Smiles all round Andrea - well done a deserved win! Happy 2013!

  1. Date: 1/2/2013 3:12:00 PM

    now you have the real song stuck in my head LMFAO good going *LUV~SKAT

  1. Date: 12/29/2012 9:33:00 AM

    Had me smiling with this cute poem. Yes, hubby can have you going in circles cleaning after them. Mine is a very untidy man and of course I am the opposite. love phyl

    Dietrich Avatar Andrea Dietrich Date: 12/29/2012 10:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    well, I am not much tidier than he is. hahaha
  1. Date: 12/29/2012 6:40:00 AM

    Congratulations on your great win!Wish you a happy new year,Andrea!

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 12:12:00 PM

    lol... I'm sure that there must be a ray of hope there somewhere. Congratulations on your win, Andrea. Love, Su

  1. Date: 12/27/2012 11:41:00 AM

    Many congratulations. Andrea ....Seren

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 9:33:00 PM

    This is really great and fun! ;) I love it! I think, I'm not alone enjoying Christmas with those household chores. lol. Great write indeed! MY BIGGEST CONGRATULATIONS ON YOUR SUPER WIN! love always, Leonora

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 6:54:00 PM

    Congratulations on your great piece and your super win. It's the way I feel today after four days of celebrating. Nothing like family and Christmas.

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 4:44:00 PM

    congrats on your win Andrea....

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 2:33:00 PM

    Wonderful and interesting piece,Andrea...Lovely write..Congrats on your superb win.....

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 6:56:00 AM

    Congratulations Andy a super win once more love xx

  1. Date: 12/26/2012 2:16:00 AM

    Hi Andrea great well done on your win in the contest, all the best Owen

  1. Date: 12/25/2012 8:46:00 PM

    Andrea, ;-) Congratulations with your little Christmas win... have a nice one... always~ PD

  1. Date: 12/22/2012 11:01:00 AM

    Amusing! Got a chuckle reading this. Wish you a merry christmas and thanks for all the comments. -- Sean

  1. Date: 12/20/2012 1:43:00 AM

    Love it ;} you have a great day xoxo

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:07:00 PM

    Yikes! Put all those gifts in the Dog house with hubby until he can come up with something better to give you. What a fun poem. Thanks for the chuckle tonight. Good luck in the contest.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 8:51:00 PM

    OH MY GOD; I hope that you found something to do with all those things. Good luck in the Contest. Lucilla

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:26:00 PM

    Ha, you got a chuckle outta me Andrea, im picturing you and mr clean, celebrating the season, have a great holiday, blessings,Carl

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:21:00 PM

    Ah yes, a woman's work. I hope your husband survived the revenge you must have plotted. Have a cool Yule. Love, daver

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 3:18:00 PM

    wonderful write Andrea...best wishes

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 2:21:00 PM

    love it, especially the "five golden rings" line! you're a clever one all right!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:58:00 PM

    Andrea, a fun and delightful poem, I really like it and best of luck in the contest. Constance

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:39:00 PM

    Well Andrea; I have to hand it to you Regarding this hectic write.." 'specially The Black ring it the tub; sounds all very Cloak & dagger secret society.. .L O L))

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 1:12:00 PM

    Loved it... Sounds like my house! LOL... Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 12:12:00 PM

    Haha...the possibilities are endless...I'm gonna write one! My fav line is nine remarks, no meaning...ha

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 11:31:00 AM

    Hahahaha ANDREA! This is priceless, I am in love with it! Sounds like I have some fun times ahead of me when I'm ready to settle down ;)

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 10:14:00 AM

    hey this is very good Andrea, love the nine remarks no meaning..

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 9:57:00 AM

    Maybe Razzmatazz can mediate the situation. :) I had a black cat cross my path the other day, actually, I think my luck is changing because it stopped and turned back instead of crossing. :) I wrote in a piece one time about taking the black cat in out of the cold and giving it a home. I'm sure Raz will come to be as dear as Callie. Warm Wishes to you and your hubby.

  1. Date: 12/19/2012 8:44:00 AM

    Hahaha I love this. It kind of makes me happy to be single! Good luck in the contest :)

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