Christmas Ditty - We Three Kings....

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A fanciful, lyrical, rhyming and rhythmic poem which spoofs a well known Christmas carol and, at the same time, delivers to children the message to not smoke tobacco. Or anything else for that matter. Enjoy. Intended for all to enjoy and for parents to read to their children.

Christmas Ditty (We Three Kings)

By

Edward J. Bradley

 

 

We, Three Kings Of

Orient, Are

Puffing On A

Rubber Cigar.

 

It Was Loaded.

It Exploded......

 

 

 

We, Two Kings Of

Orient, Are

Puffing On A

Rubber Cigar.

 

It Was Loaded.

It Exploded......

 

 

 

I, One King Of

Orient, Can

See No Reason

To Smoke Again.

 

Merry Christmas!

Copyright © Edward J. Bradley 2006


Submitted: December 21, 2006

© Copyright 2023 EdwardJBradleySr. All rights reserved.

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glenda vautrin

cool poem

Thu, December 21st, 2006 11:40pm

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Glenda:

Thank you. Hope it entertains children, makes them laugh, gives them instruction and informs their future decision-making by encouraging them to choose not to smoke. And, by association, to avoid other unhealthful practices as well.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2007,

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Thu, December 21st, 2006 3:57pm

Tyrone Slade

That was funny, nice job sir.

Wed, January 3rd, 2007 4:13am

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Tyrone:

Thank you. Nice of you to say so. Hope it also helps to encourage children reading and hearing it to decide not to smoke when they are older.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, January 2nd, 2007 9:21pm

Jeremy

Very pithy! I'll be reading some more!

Fri, January 5th, 2007 7:00pm

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Jeremy:

Thank you. Glad you liked it. Good to hear from you.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Fri, January 5th, 2007 3:02pm

Bitter Irony

The first two verses are familiar--my cousin used to sing them to me all the time at Christmas parties--but I like the twist at the end! You certainly have a gift for the ironic!

~Bitter Irony

Tue, January 16th, 2007 5:31pm

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Bitter Irony:

Thank you. Appreciate your comments.

A "gift for the ironic".

Certainly, a wonderful compliment from someone who goes by the pen-name of and wants to be known as Bitter Irony.

There are some others equally "ironic". Especially the "Epitaph" series to which I hope to make some additions.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, January 16th, 2007 6:12pm

Narduchil

Very nice, definitely something the children will enjoy i will definitely read it to my little sister this christmas

Mon, September 10th, 2007 11:40pm

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Narduchil:

Thank you for the compliment. Glad you liked it. Hope your younger sister will enjoy it as well. When read to her.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Mon, September 10th, 2007 10:04pm

angel777

that was funny and had a good moral to

Wed, November 14th, 2007 6:53am

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angel777:

Thank you for the reading, commenting and the compliment. Glad you liked it.

Happy Thanksgiving and Merry Christmas,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, November 13th, 2007 11:59pm

DaveRae

This is awesome, when I was a kid in knidergaten I remember me and my friends trying to make up a similar one about the cigars exploding. I sure don't smoke.

Thu, November 29th, 2007 7:34am

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DaveRae:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment. Glad you liked it.

The 1st verse was something I recall hearing when I was a teenager. Worked with it a while and came up with an ending. Just for entertainment purposes.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sat, December 1st, 2007 12:31am

Alley18

I liked this one it was funny in the way that you laid it out

Mon, December 3rd, 2007 6:43am

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Alley18:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment. For the "I Like It" vote too, if you thought to cast it. Can revisit the posting, if you wish.

Thank you again.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Mon, December 3rd, 2007 12:05am

James Gagiikwe

Hi Ed,
I've watched too many people die from smoking related cancer.
Keep up the healthy propaganda!

James Gagiikwe

Mon, December 3rd, 2007 3:11pm

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James Gagiikwe:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Mon, December 3rd, 2007 11:46pm

Mind Sight

Very different, but definately in a good way! I enjoyed it. Very well written. I wish you well and God Bless. Lisa

Fri, December 14th, 2007 10:49pm

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Lisa:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment. Glad you liked it. Hope there are some children, nearby, to whom you can read it this Christmas. If so, I hope, hearing it makes them laugh.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2008.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Fri, December 14th, 2007 4:09pm

Emilymandamst

o_O I sing that all the time! Only the last verse is
I, One King Of glory and tar,
Try to smoke a rubber cigar.
It Was Loaded.
It Exploded......

And then, I go in to the song Silent Night. =D

Sun, January 6th, 2008 3:23am

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Emilymandamst:

Thank you for reading and commenting. If you have other "original" and/or "parody" songs/poems. I would like to see them posted. Should make you truly popular.

The next step for Booksie to take might be to permit the posting of musical notation to accompany poetry and lyrics as well.

Thank you again.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sat, January 5th, 2008 9:16pm

Pratibha

PERFECT....

I hate smoking and this one touched my heart

Sun, July 13th, 2008 4:53am

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Pratibha:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sat, July 12th, 2008 10:21pm

JaneMeurig

Made me actually laugh out loud! Very clever little poem with a good lesson, too. I liked going back and thinking it in terms of 'exploded' being synonymous with 'died of lung cancer.'

Wed, September 24th, 2008 3:31am

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JaneMeurig:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment.

Good association and parallel between smoking, explosion and deadly disease.

Again! Thank you!

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, September 23rd, 2008 8:56pm

mave

Very whitty! I love it! Especially as a non-smoker.

Sat, December 13th, 2008 11:40pm

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mave:

Thank you for reading, commenting and the compliment. Most appreciated. Glad you liked it.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sat, December 13th, 2008 4:27pm

Sharvanem

made me laugh out loud ... great one ! S

Sun, December 21st, 2008 9:01pm

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Sharvanem:

Thank you for reading, commenting, the compliment, "I Like It" vote and laughing out loud. Most appreciated.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sun, December 21st, 2008 6:47pm

jalvarado2008

This was very nice. I was reading the other comments that you posted to other people who have commented and I saw that this was meant for children. As I was reading I thought that this poem would be great for children. Again, excellent style.

Tue, December 23rd, 2008 8:49pm

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jalvarado2008:

Thank you for reading, your most thoughtful comments, the compliment and "I Like It" vote. Most appreciated.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2009.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Tue, December 23rd, 2008 9:29pm

rls9009

hahaha! this is hilarious cuz my family and i sing this all the time. except at the end we go...
"I one king of Orient are puffing on a rubber cigar, it was loaded it exploded...BOOM!......God Rest Ye Merry Gentlemen...."
lol, i love it

Sun, December 28th, 2008 7:52pm

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ris9009:

Thank you for reading, your most entertaining comments, the compliment and "I Like It" vote. Most enjoyable to read your remarks.

Happy trails,

Ed Bfadley.

Sun, December 28th, 2008 8:41pm

WhiteLion

Nice message behind it, humorous, and very original :) great poem.

Fri, December 18th, 2009 11:26am

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WhiteLion:

Thank you for reading, commenting, the compliment and "I Like It" vote. Glad you liked it.

Thank you for becoming a fan Most appreciative.

Merry Christmas and a Happy 2010.

Ed Bradley.

Fri, December 18th, 2009 9:20am

lehi girl72509

hahahaha lovely :) I enjoyed the message, the originality...I've heard the cigar exploding thing, but in the version I heard before, it was all the kings dying from the explosion of the cigar lol :) great job, I'm glad I got to read this amusing yet honest piece :)

Fri, December 10th, 2010 9:22am

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lehi girl72509:

Thank you for reading, thoughtfully commenting, sharing, the compliment and "I Like It" vote. Appreciative and grateful.

Merry Christmas,

Ed Bradley.

Fri, December 10th, 2010 8:45am

atul sen

nice lines.....

Sat, January 26th, 2013 8:18am

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atul sen:

Thank you for reading, commenting, the compliment and "I Like It" vote. Appreciative and grateful.

Happy trails,

Ed Bradley.

Sat, January 26th, 2013 9:38pm

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