The Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

The Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

They’ve got their thinking caps on, right? RIGHT? Sigh. Fine.

The last blog post before Christmas, and I have no idea how we got here so quickly. I hope you’ve been looking after yourself, and aren’t feeling too stressed about the day itself. It’s only a day, remember. I wish you a wonderful one, whether you’re celebrating or not – let me know what you’re up to in the comments!

Anyhow, last year I may have got a little ahead of myself and decided that I could actually write poetry. Not poetry poetry. You know. Rhymes. The Night Before Christmas, to be exact.

And there might have been, as Bill Nighy so delightfully says on Love Actually, an extra syllable shoe-horned in there (or several), but it was fun.

Fun enough that I decided to try it again, this time with The 12 Days of Christmas (largely because it’s one of the few Christmas songs I can kind of remember, and it didn’t seem too complicated).

And somehow, the SO allowed himself to be volunteered to sing it.

So – enjoy!

 

 


The Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas

On the first day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Frightful insecurity.

On the second day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Two chosen ones
And frightful insecurity.

On the third day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the fourth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the fifth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the sixth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the seventh day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Seven tenses shifting,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the eighth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Eight tropes a-troping,
Seven tenses shifting,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the ninth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Nine cliches clashing,
Eight tropes a-troping,
Seven tenses shifting,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the tenth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Ten spellcheck failings,
Nine cliches clashing,
Eight tropes a-troping,
Seven tenses shifting,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the eleventh day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Eleven viewpoints jumping,
Ten spellcheck failings,
Nine cliches clashing,
Eight tropes a-troping,
Seven tenses shifting,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

On the twelfth day of Christmas,
My writing gave to me,
Twelve grammar crashes,
Eleven viewpoints jumping,
Ten spellcheck failings,
Nine cliches clashing,
Eight tropes a-troping,
Seven tenses shifting,
Six epic typos,
Five comma splices,
Four tangled plots,
Three bad boys,
Two chosen ones,
And frightful insecurity.

 

And there we have it. Huge thank you to the SO for lending his voice – you’re a star and very, very good at humouring me. 🙂

 

 

What’s your favourite Christmas song/poem? Let me know in the comments! (Bonus points for a link to you singing it somewhere…)

 

8 Replies to “The Writer’s 12 Days of Christmas”

  1. Gee, thanks Kim, now I’ll have this song playing in my head all Christmas and people will wonder why I’m humming about frightful insecurity. XD Great lyrics, and your SO sings fabulously! This is my new favorite Christmas song.

    1. Oops. But it’s better than having Jingle Bells stuck in your head, right? 😉 I’m so glad you liked it – merry Christmas!

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