Christmas crackers are really ace
a free gift, a hat and a joke you just can't erase
You always get one that refuses to crack
Granny will say 'it's faulty, save it and take it back'
This is the fun at the Christmas table
too many sprouts for our Auntie Mabel
She lets out a fart they can hear down the street
then looks round to blame me, I go red and blame the heat
I wonder if Meghan Markle's Christmas went well
her first at the Royal table, bet she was nervous as hell
Stay off the sprouts Meg and look so serene
you don't want to be farting right next to the Queen
After the dinner when all the wind has passed
everyone is safe and no one's been gassed
It's time for a mince pie or an After Eight Mint
a nap may be needed to get out of the dishwashing stint
This is the time when a dishwasher is handy
unless you can bribe a family member with plenty of brandy
Dad will always get his rubber gloves on
Mum shouts 'have you enough Fairy Liquid in that bowl there John?'
It's one of the funniest family times of the year
When peace is amongst us with tips and festive cheer
We can all fall out for the rest of the time
but when Christmas comes around it would be seen as a crime
So for all it's traditions, laughs and meanings
Harry Potter goes around for it's millionth screening
Don't just crack a cracker but also a smile
love each other, go on go that extra mile
Thank you for reading on my last verse for 2017
pop back tomorrow for Free from Friday
but for now......
A Verse for Thursday....
is a chance for me to share some of my poems I have written and also my favourite poems from other writers, hope you enjoy them.