Monday, December 28, 2009

CLX - The day after Christmas

One Minute Writer had a topic called
"How do you feel the day after Christmas?"

The day after Christmas

'Twas the day after Christmas and the house was so quiet,
The few folk who were stirring were resolving to diet.
Stockings were hanging from the chandelier,
Exactly who owned them was far from clear.

Some folk stayed away, snug in their beds,
As an inner drummer banged on their heads.
While the night before they had felt no pain,
The morning confirmed they'd overdone it again.

While they sadly nurse their aches and their ails,
Their wife takes the credit card off to the sales.
And those who now have a phone that can tweet
Send a message "Any recipes for piles of cold meat?"

So Christmas has come and it goes without saying
The Santas have retired and the carols stopped playing.
It felt so good but it's better when it stops
And, besides, the hot cross buns are now in the shops.

© J Cosmo Newbery
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  1. I am thinking that you should be taking the course in yoga that is being relaxing to the soul.

  2. I hope you did not overdo it dear J Cosmo so that you are paying for it now..moderation is always the best way to go.
    A very quiet Christmas for me but pleasant just the same...I went to the shops today and there as you say are hot cross we ever get a break? xo ♡

  3. Your poetry, as ever, so concise and amusing,
    Makes Notes on A Serviette the #1 blog of our choosing.
    (... waiting for the New Year's Day sequel.)

  4. Quite entertaining, yes
    very well done.
    And in the end, a steaming hot cross bun.
    I've heard of them oft, these years passed, from you.
    And yet still have never tried them served with my stew.
    Perhaps this year will be different, somehow.
    'Cause those hot cross buns sound like really good chow!

  5. We reap what we sow, usually.

  6. Haha! Nicely done.

    Happy New Year to you!

  7. fan(-ing)tastic

    really cosmo, amazing
    your talent

    the stockings hanging
    are someone's i know
    c'mon dont ask me
    mr cos-mo

    it was a night of dabauchery
    it got hot in there
    so we took some things off
    hers - silky sheer

    i'll pick it up later
    when my head's back in place
    until then please hide it
    i'd like to save face

  8. OK...this is amazing. I loved it. I think it should be turned into a poster or something. YOU ARE A GENIUS!

  9. Brilliant and so true for many!

  10. just wait till the day after new years ..
    you know .. when it's time for the hair of the dog ..

  11. I heard the Boxing Day shopping is good..let me follow the wives!

  12. I want to see the illustrated version of this... please?

    Great read! And Happy New Year to you!


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