Happy Birthday, Benzeknees!

4 Dec

Benzeknees left this comment a while back:

Since hubby forgot my birthday last year, maybe I can at least get a birthday poem. December 4 is my birthday.

To ensure he doesn’t forget again, I have written a cautionary tale. 

Candles spell out the traditional English birt...

Candles spell out the traditional English birthday greeting (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

A poem sung to the tune of, When Santa got stuck up the chimney

When hubby forgot her birthday she began to shout:
You naughty boy won’t get any toys when your day comes about!
My birthday’s flat
My mood is black
My fist is itching, too
Because you forgot my birthday:
Yes you, yes you, yes you!

It was on the night of her Big Day
When Benzeknees began to sway
Into the chimney she pushed her bloke
He felt smothered, began to choke
Oh, what a terrible plight, no joke
She left him there all day

Her hubby she pushed up the chimney
He began to yell
I’m so sorry
But don’t you worry
I promise I’ll behave well!
My head was up there in the other where
I know it made you blue
I’ll no more forget your birthday
Love you, Love you, Love you!

Happy birthday, Benzeknees!  Hope it does the trick.

Santa in chimney emoticon (Christmas Emoticons)

If you would like a nonsense poem for your birthday, leave a comment with some details.

19 Responses to “Happy Birthday, Benzeknees!”

  1. lenwilliamscarver December 4, 2012 at 12:26 #

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY TILLY!!! May the hubs remember and grace you with your hearts desire to make up for the feebleness of his mind last year!!


  2. sharechair December 4, 2012 at 13:36 #

    A great poem! I’m still working up the courage to give you my birthday….. 🙂


  3. adinparadise December 4, 2012 at 13:57 #

    Happy birthday to Benzeknees. Love the song, Tilly. 😀


  4. laurieanichols December 4, 2012 at 17:10 #

    Happy Birthday Benzeknees, I hope your husband has mended his ways! Tilly wonderful song for the birthday girl:)


  5. benzeknees December 4, 2012 at 20:59 #

    Thank you so much Tilly! He actually remembered this year – when I woke up there was a card & a gift box of Jelly Bellies (my second most favorite treat right after Maltesers). I loved the poem, but didn’t know the song you referred to for the rhythm. Thank you, thank you, thank you!


    • Pseu December 4, 2012 at 23:17 #


    • Tilly Bud - The Laughing Housewife December 5, 2012 at 12:00 #


      You don’t know the song? I thought it was world-famous.

      I don’t think Pseu’s version has the middle verse so take a listen to this one:


      • benzeknees December 6, 2012 at 22:19 #

        I went back & read it with the music in my head & it sounds even better! I had never heard of this song before, but I’m glad you introduced me to it. And thanks again Tilly Bud for the great poem for my birthday! I loved it, I loved it, I loved it from you, from you, from you!


  6. eof737 December 5, 2012 at 04:32 #

    Who is Benzeknees?
    “Happy Belated Birthday to you benzeknees! 🙂

    ¸¸.•*¨*•░H░A░P░P░Y░(¯`’•.¸ *♥♥♥* ¸.•’´¯) ░B░I░R░ T░H░D░A░Y░ (¯`’•.¸*♥♥♥*¸.•’´¯) Hope you enjoyed YOUR special day!
    ║╚╦═╦═╦═╦╦╗ ║╚╦═╦═╦═╦╦╗ ║╚╦╦═╣╚╣╚╦╝╠═╦╦╗
    ║║║╬║╬║╬║║║ ║║║╬║╬║╬║║║ ║╬║║╔╣╔╣║║╬║╬║║║
    ╚╩╩╩╣╔╣╔╩╗║ ╚╩╩╩╣╔╣╔╩╗║ ╚═╩╩╝╚═╩╩╩═╩╩╩╗║
    ¸.•*¨*•.♪♫♫♪Happy Birthday .♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸ ♥Happy Birthday to youuuuu ♪♫•*¨*•.¸.•*¨*•♫


  7. Janie Jones December 5, 2012 at 13:58 #

    Hippo Birdie two Ewe Benzeknees!


  8. Grannymar December 5, 2012 at 23:42 #

    I am sure Benzknees is delighted with this song. Hope she had a great Birthday!


  9. Three Well Beings December 6, 2012 at 07:43 #

    You are the best at making celebrations happen! 🙂


I welcome your comments but be warned: I'm menopausal and as likely to snarl as smile. Wine or Maltesers are an acceptable bribe; or a compliment about my youthful looks and cheery disposition will do in a pinch.

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