42nd Noel

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Every parcel is wrapped by Amazon

and my new best friend is now the postman.

My nephew's a pudding in the Nativity Play

and agnostic inlaws kneel and pray.

Festive drinks all stink of cinnamon

spiced sausages and biscuits pose as German.

Joan while drunk had sex with Gordon;

I leave by taxi at a quarter past ten.

The snow starts to thaw before Christmas Day

and I'm thankful for the finish of such disarray.

◄ Song of triumph

Just a moment dear ►


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Lynn Dye

Wed 15th Dec 2010 14:00

Hi Alison, have to say, I enjoyed this just as it is.

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Ray Miller

Mon 13th Dec 2010 17:11

Hello Alison. Middle couplet is very good. Like Steve I wasn't so impressed by the last couplet.I think you'd improve the rhythm by using Christmas instead of Nativity and wouldn't "Joan had sex, whilst drunk, with Gordon" be more natural?

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Sun 12th Dec 2010 17:54

Very amusing Alison - unfortunately they seemed to have started the Christmas music in Sainsburys but must asmit they seem to have delayed it from mid-November, which iis when it normally starts.

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Sun 12th Dec 2010 13:55

You forgot to mention the stinky brussel sprouts that only appear on the table at Christmas. This made me smile - you paint the upside down nature of it all very well. x

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Graham Sherwood

Sun 12th Dec 2010 11:23

Great first two lines Alison. Can't remember a pudding in the nativity though! Heaven help us all. Merry Christmas. Graham.

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