The early bird catches the worm
which means one thing for you, Worm.
Learn from the mistake your friend made
and get up late.
stop wriggling around.
They’re so pecky and beaky
of course they’ll swipe you
the second you nose your way out of the dirt.
I know you like the rain
but the birds like you more
so do yourself a favour.
Sleep in, it’s safer.
* * *
If it ain’t broke, don’t fix it
but why’s it someone’s got to come along and try?
Cause they insist there’s a better version
to the perfectly working adequate thing
some fault-finder, some perfectionist
who’s got nothing better to do
than tinker around and make a new whatsit
cause they had an idea and they’re so clever
and lo and behold two hours later
it is broke and they can’t fix it
thanks a bunch! Buttmunch.
© N Nazir 2021
Written for Tuesday’s dVerse Poetry Prompt hosted by Merril D Smith: choose a proverb and use it as a prompt for a poem.
*I took a little hiatus from my blog. Work and life got in the way. I probably should have mentioned it, it would have been good blogger’s etiquette. My bad. By the time it occurred to me, it seemed a bit late to. Apologies. To anyone who noticed and cared. Anyway, I look forward to catching up on your stuff ❤