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12 Days

by on November 25, 2012

This weekend’s Trifecta challenge was to write about a few of our favorite things, in whatever form we chose, in 33 words. So, being as the song “My Favorite Things” is often used as a holiday song, and we’re in the holiday season, I went with a poem based on another holiday song. Enjoy!

True love’s gifts:

Incomplete marching band.

Acrobatic aristocrats.

Milkmaids, no cows.

Eighty golden rings. Is true love hinting something?

One hundred eighty-four birds. Droppings everywhere.

Not my favorite things.

Questioning true love’s sanity.

 

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13 Comments
  1. hahahaha! Love it . . . I greet that song with disdain. Love your take on it.

  2. Yeah, what’s up with all those birds? Don’t look up 😯 Love must really be insane!

    • Either that, or my true love is an ornithologist. Either way, it’s way too many birds.

  3. “Incomplete marching band” – *hahahaha* That actually made me laugh out loud. Very, very amusing response!

    • Glad you liked it; I think the marching band was my favorite line to write. Because, really, 12 drummers and 22 pipers…and that’s it? Where’s the horn section? I’m not asking for 76 trombones or anything, but one or two would be nice. 🙂

  4. So, you cut right to the [Christmas] chase! Incomplete marching band LOL.

  5. Funny take on the prompt. True love and sanity don’t often go hand in hand. Or is that new love? Thanks for linking up!

  6. Haha! Clever.

  7. Draug419 permalink

    lmao I love this! (: gods that song is SO annoying.

    • I could think of a few more annoying ones. Like The Christmas Shoes. That song was sweet and sentimental, the first five times I heard it. After about the 564th time, I just want the kid to take the shoes already and go.

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