For want of a nail the shoe was lost;
For want of a shoe the horse was lost;
For want of a horse the battle was lost;
For the failure of battle the kingdom was lost—
All for the want of a horseshoe nail.
500 years after this proverb made the rounds of Western Europe,
a new version emerged in northern Colorado.
I found one Brussels sprout in package of grapes.
What to do? Add it to my salad.
Placed in a pot and set to boil,
It was not done when I sat down to dinner.
I sat and ate, forgetting the pot on the stove.
There was a pungent smell.
Leaping up, I discovered a blackened pot
And one severely singed Brussels sprout,
Which I ate.
It was later, while scouring the blackened pot
That the fingernail was lost
All because of a sprout
Monday, October 22, 2012
Labels: contemporary life
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Proverbs for modern times...well done!ReplyDelete