The Twelve Days of Christmas

Written by: Andrea Dietrich

(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