The Twelve Days of Christmas (cover)

This time I thought the explanation should go before the poem. I wrote this version of the familiar Christmas song for a residence hall party while a student at a Christian university where physical contact between the sexes was not allowed. It is meant to be humorous and not at all a reflection of the rules of the institution. I hope you will enjoy it.

On the first day of Christmas my boyfriend gave to me… a big kiss on the cheek.
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10-line Poem Challenge #11: Mini Monoverse

The Mini Monoverse was created by Emily Romano.

  • It is a decastich written in 2 stanzas of 5 3-syllable lines.
  • Rhyme scheme: aaaaa bbbbb
  • The poem should tell a story, but this is not required.
  • It may be doubled, in which case the additional stanzas would rhyme ccccc ddddd. But of course, it would not be a decastich if doubled, so we will stick to the original 2 stanzas for this exercise.

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Growing in Love

When you are newly wed, you’ll find the love of man and wife
Is but an infant, much too delicate to handle strife.
His very first objection comes and her defenses soar;
She runs and cries; infatuation flees through open door.

They shed the precious puppy love that tempted them to wed—
The joy at coming home from work too soon succumbs to dread;
He ridicules her cooking skills; she corrects him when he speaks.
(For some this takes a year or more, for others only weeks.)

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