An Ounce of Prevention


The month of August has arrived, and I’m moving along on my quest to post a blog daily. I challenged myself to this intense post schedule. I have used the year 2021 to explore the various forms of poetry. This month I decided to write Proverbial forms of poetry. I will pick a proverb, a short common saying, and use it to create a poem in whatever direction the muse chooses to lead me. However, it would help if you remember we are talking about Word Daddy here. My Muse isn’t dependability or inspirational. He often leaves me high and dry when I need his help the most. Apparently, proverbials have no particular rules. I will try not to sound cliché. On my first attempt to write a Proverbial Poem, I will call my poem An Ounce of Prevention.

An Ounce of Prevention

“An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,” English proverb.

It is easier to fix a thing

Before it gets broken.

Everyone can see the truth

To this ancient claim.

A simple repair

With masking tape and string,

Works wonders in a pinch.

No truer words are spoken

Then an ounce of prevention,

Is worth a pound of cure.

These days we are so uncouth,

We throw the baby out

With the bathwater,

And it seems so unfair,

When all we needed to use

Was a pound of prevention

To salvage the broken thing.

Who is Molly Shea?

Molly Shea is an accomplished fictional short story writer from Indiana who writes short stories and novels about a fictional town called Tecumseh.  To read more of her short stories and adventures, click here.

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Published by henhouselady

I am the author of Saving the Hen House. I didn't know when I started it would turn into a series. I love to ride motorcycles, the blues, my family, and going on adventures. This old hen rocks.

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