Use it or Lose it


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, you must 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. My next attempt to write a Proverbial Poem, I will call Use it or Lose it.

Use it or Lose it

The proverbial saying, “Use it or lose it,’ has a recent origin. It has been used for everything from sexuality, brain and body function, and vacation rentals. Due to its recent origin, I will categorize it as an English urban proverb.

Use it or Lose it

Use it or lose it, they say,

I have to admit I totally agree.

You can’t put certain things away

And expect them not to turn into debris

The brain



Spiritual awareness

A vacation rental

Store coupons

Concert tickets

And let’s not forget about sex.

It’s important to use these things

Before they wash down life’s invisible drain

And we forget about the comfort and joy the using brings,

Walking hand in hand with no pain, no gain.

The mind

The body

And the soul

Functioning in high gear as we age

Needs use if we want to remain firm and fit

We need to remain active as we turn the page

Use it or lose it

Working out Is all the current rage.

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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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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