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Well, we made it through another season. The light is returning, the days are gradually getting longer again. It is time to take those December decorations down, for another year, as we have arrived at Twelfth night. Today’s verse, inspired by the titles in the song; The Twelve Days of Christmas, taken litterally, talks of the shouting matches, you see the politicans have, when they disagree.

Twelve Lords a Leaping

There are lots, of Lords a leaping,

So many sounding cross,

For what ever each one says,

Another says is ‘Tosh!’

Twelve Lords a leaping- Twelve Days of Christmas
Here is my cartoon to go with the twelve lords a leaping section of my comedy verse rewrite of the Twelve Days of Christmas.

The finer points of politics are lost on me. So I hope you can gloss over my confusion around ministers, rather than Lords and just smile along, to a jolly poem.

If you missed earlier posts in the series please go to Day 1, https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/12-days-of-christmas-silly-verse-rewrite-day-1/

Where I will be adding links to the rest of the days so you can catch up.

As ever, I like to share useful information here, so here is some historical reference to the 12 Days of Christmas song. This is from Good Housekeeping https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a29212592/12-days-of-christmas-meaning-facts/

Please share my post, leave me a comment and let me know if you have enjoyed the series and my verse in general. Would you like to see more posts like this here?

May 2022 be as kind to you as possible, stay safe

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you when I can. #spoonie

Billie x 🌈

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Today’s verse inspired by the titles in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas taken litterally. Today its about eleven ladies dancing… or not, given the current world situation.

Eleven Ladies dancing…not!

Its girls night in the club,

But no one is around.

Coz we’ve gone back into lockdown,

So we cannot gather round.

Eleven Ladies Dancing-Twelve Days of Christmas
Here is my cartoon to go with the poem I wrote about 11 ladies dancing, inspired by the song Twelve Days of Christmas

If you missed earlier posts in the series please go to Day 1, https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/12-days-of-christmas-silly-verse-rewrite-day-1/

Where I will be adding links to the rest of the days so you can catch up.

As ever, I like to share useful information here, so here is some historical reference to the 12 Days of Christmas song. This is from Good Housekeeping https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a29212592/12-days-of-christmas-meaning-facts/

Please share my post, leave me a comment and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the next verse.

May the season be as kind to you as possible

Billie x

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Today’s verse inspired by the titles in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, taken litterally. Today, I explore how neighbours might feel, if surrounded by Ten Pipers piping, in the suburbs.

Ten Pipers Piping

First the nine drummers, drumming!

But things are getting worse

There’s TEN pipers pipping now!

I’m Trying not to curse!

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TEN Pipers Piping!

Yes, that’s right, I did say TEN

And its not like they are kids,

These are full grown men.

*

I’m sick, I’m tired, I’ve had enough!

I really need to sleep.

So please, come and sort them out,

Then we can, all get, some sleep.

Ten Pipers Piping Twelve Days of Christmas
Here is my cartoon to go with my comedy poem rewrite inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas song.

If you missed earlier posts in the series please go to Day 1, https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/12-days-of-christmas-silly-verse-rewrite-day-1/

Where I will be adding links to the rest of the days so you can catch up.

As ever, I like to share useful information here, so here is some historical reference to the 12 Days of Christmas song. This is from Good Housekeeping https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a29212592/12-days-of-christmas-meaning-facts/

Please share my post, leave me a comment and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the next verse.

May the season be as kind to you as possible

Billie x

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Today’s verse inspired by the titles in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, taken litterally. Today, I explore the world of a young drummer, in a house where their skills, were not appreciated.

Nine Drummers Drumming

Last year, I got a drum kit.

I practice in the shed,

Coz if my parents hear me,

I get a look, thats full of dread.

*

I think, I’m getting really good.

Perhaps, they don’t agree.

But when I’m really famous,

They’ll be glad, that they knew me.

Nine Drummers Drumming Twelve Days of Christmas
Here is my cartoon to go with the comedy poem I wrote. Inspired by the Nine drummers drumming in the song the Twelve days of Christmas

If you missed earlier posts in the series please go to Day 1 https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/12-days-of-christmas-silly-verse-rewrite-day-1/

Where I will be adding links to the rest of the days so you can catch up.

As ever, I like to share useful information here, so here is some historical reference to the 12 Days of Christmas song. This is from Good Housekeeping https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a29212592/12-days-of-christmas-meaning-facts/

Please share my post, leave me a comment and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the next verse.

May the season be as kind to you as possible

Billie x

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Today’s verse, inspired by the titles in the song; The Twelve Days of Christmas, taken litterally. I explore what happens, when a group of farmers have to change their plans, last minute. Happy New Year, may 2022 be as kind to us all as possible, stay safe.

Eight Maids a Milking

Eight maids a milking,

Yes all at once, on Zoom!

The Christmas party, cancelled!

And they felt, decending gloom.

*

So they put on, silly antlers,

A few in, onesies too,

And they had, their get together

With a slightly different view.

Eight Maids a Milking Twelve Days of Christmas
Here is my cartoon to go with my comedy poem I wrote, inspired by the Eight maids a milking in the song of the 12 Days of Christmas

If you missed earlier posts in the series please go to Day 1, https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/12-days-of-christmas-silly-verse-rewrite-day-1/

Where I have added links to them.

As ever, I like to share useful information here, so here is some historical reference to the 12 Days of Christmas song. This is from Good Housekeeping https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a29212592/12-days-of-christmas-meaning-facts/

Please share my post, leave me a comment and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the next verse.

May the season be as kind to you as possible

Billie x

PS Soz asterix in there, I am struggling with the new editor feature on wordpress can’t get it to show verse as I’d like to see it, had to put that in to keep the spacing of the different verses.

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Today’s verse inspired by the titles in the song The Twelve Days of Christmas, taken litterally. This one explores, the frantic rush that we can get into, on the run up to Christmas. While swans might look serene, there is a lot going on, under the water, to maintain that.

Seven Swans a Swimming

On the surface all is elegant

Beautiful and serene

Underneath a different story

The swearing is obscene.

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Feet are going like the clappers,

They are getting in a flap.

Coz the present kiddie wanted,

Really looks a lot of ****.

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The price tag it is heavy,

And no one, has the stock.

But if they do not get it,

They will feel a total crock.

Seven swans a swimming Twelve Days of Christmas
Here is my cartoon, to go with my poem I wrote, inspired by the 12 Days of Christmas song. This one is for 7 Swans a swimming.

Missed the start? Here is a link to day 1, which has links to all the posts in this series. https://billiescraftroom.wordpress.com/2021/12/25/12-days-of-christmas-silly-verse-rewrite-day-1/

As ever, I like to share useful information here, so here is some historical reference to the 12 Days of Christmas song. This is from Good Housekeeping https://www.goodhousekeeping.com/holidays/christmas-ideas/a29212592/12-days-of-christmas-meaning-facts/

Please share my post, leave me a comment and I’ll see you back here tomorrow for the next verse.

May the season be as kind to you as possible

Billie x

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I have a confession, I LOVE books. I was very lucky as a child that my Mum surrounded me with books and paper and crayons. Now these books were not always new, a lot were pre loved by others she knew and handed round to us to enjoy, keep or pass along.

My dyslexia makes reading novels difficult, so its all in the font as to weather I can read it or not. Kindle was a breakthrough from that point of view, as I was able to make the font larger, spaces between the lines larger, and even have it read aloud to me, so I admit thats the way I go for novels.

Why is this a new kind of book club?

There are lots of book clubs about novels, so this book club is a bit different, this one will be for art themed books, kind books, self care books, empowering books that kind of thing.

The sort of books that make you want to grab your art supplies and get creating. The kind of books you can dip into as and when you have a few moments spare, because not everyone has big blocks of time or capacity to read long posts, or long books.

I know in the past my posts have been really indepth reviews, but honestly, my health issues are making that kind of post difficult now. Instead and to keep posts short n sweet (that’s a first eh!) I’ll keep it minimal. Title, author, ISBN, where to buy and maybe a line or two about why I like it. Then an invitation for you to share your thoughts on the book, if you have it too.

Do you like this idea? Shall I start writting some of these?

Would love some feed back on this, so thought I’d ask while people are maybe not back at work yet.

As a spoonie, I have to plan ahead and write when I can, as I can’t post to order. This will need to be written ahead of time so they can go out in something like a regular slot.

I have some more ideas for the blog, so keep checking back in the coming days to find out more.

Best wishes and thanks for reading, see you soon

Billie x