(Editor's note: Enjoy to the tune of “The Twelve Days of Christmas”)

It’s the end of the year so it’s time to look on back

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

Young boys were trapped in a watery Thailand cave

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

We lost the Queen of soul to the reaper’s greedy grasp

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

A youthful Bear team brought division title home

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

The Prez is embroiled in too many probes to name

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

Meagan and Harry announced the blessed news

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

The border separations left children on their own

The border’s not resolved

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

Rosanne was then wasn’t back on T.V.

The Connors lost their matron

The border’s not resolved

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

New Jersey exposed even more Priest abuses

Shame on the Church

The Connors lost their matron

The border’s not resolved

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

A statesman has died leaving quite a legacy

Bush the elder passes

Shame on the Church

The Connors lost their matron

The border’s not resolved

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

We have a new Justice mid anger from both sides

Supremes are at full staff

Bush the elder passes

Shame on the Church

The Connors lost their matron

The border’s not resolved

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

California was ravaged by raging forest fires

The flames burned for weeks

Supremes are at full staff

Bush the elder passes

Shame on the Church

The Connors lost their matron

The border’s not resolved

A baby is a comin’

Oy, oy, oy Trump!

Trubisky wows the fans

Aretha sings in heaven

Heroic cave save

T’was the year of two thousand eighteen

Happy New Year to you all!

Wendy J. Levenfeld is a published novelist, playwright and columnist. Send comments to wendylevenfeld@gmail.com. Visit Wendy’s website at www.wendylevenfeld.com.

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