Xmas doggerel…er…poetry challenge!

Just a bit of fun – feel free to ignore 🙂


Christmas comes but once a year,

always buggered, never fear,

by family you cannot stand

(Auntie Mabel, though, is grand).

And when they all seem fit to burst

(and Uncle Sid has quenched his thirst),

time to chill out by the telly,

listening to the rumbling belly

full, digesting Christmas cheer,

until the following gluttonous year.

© andrea 2020
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How very true and enjoyable.I loved it,and recalled many of Christmas parties of years ago without the telly. I am sure after all the feasting Uncle Sid could be entertaining us all by passing vast amounts of wind,a polite way of describing his farting.Well done Andrea,.Peter xxx


You have a way with poetic doggerel that makes us all laugh! Could it be because we recognize ourselves in some of the characteristics you describe? 🙂 🙂 A funny, rhythmic and rhyming romp, as usual. A bit off in your syllabic line count ( which seems to want to be 7) but easily remedied I’d say. If you don’t mind suggestions…?? – just cut a few unessential words and find a couple of substitutes that better fit: and when all seem fit to burst and Uncle Sid’s quenched his thirst time to chill by the telly hearing each (?)… Read more »

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