A Proverbial Poem

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The early bird catches the worm
which means one thing for you, Worm.

Learn from the mistake your friend made
and get up late.

Become nocturnal
stay underground
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.

* * *

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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 ❤

45 thoughts on “A Proverbial Poem

  1. Love these pieces, Sunra. I loved the figurative imagery in the first one especially, it shows quite a different side to the “early bird” proverb. Quite clever and brilliant!

    “so do yourself a favour.
    Sleep in, it’s safer.”

    Don’t mind if I do! 😀

    The second one I love for its realism in life, and I always love how you weave a web within your imagery that makes it so gorgeous and enchanting; how it comes to life, I love it. There will always be some wonderful butthole who insists on the better version, and hey guess what, you really can’t fix it. I think this goes to show how some perfectionists want to fix things because it must become perfect (or they just want something to fix when it’s not needed), but that’s what life is about: you can’t fix everything and nothing can be perfect. There will always be complaints, though lol.

    I did notice you weren’t posting as much on dVerse, but I figured as much. Lot’s of people do that on here, so no worries. I had to take a brief hiatus back in March and April from burnout among other things so it’s entirely understandable. Glad you’re back, I missed your presence on WP. 🙂

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    1. Ha ha ha, thank you so much, Lucy! Your comments are a delight to read, I so appreciate them! You cracked me up with this: “There will always be some wonderful butthole who insists on the better version” !!!
      But I guess practice makes perfect so God bless the buttholes of the world.
      And thank you for your kind words ❤ I missed reading your stuff too, though I did catch the odd poem now and again when I had a moment to glance at the blog. I look forward to reading them all properly soon 🙂 x

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  2. the first poem made me chuckle a lot especially these lines:
    The early bird catches the worm
    which means one thing for you, Worm.

    Learn from the mistake your friend made
    and get up late.

    (WELL NOTED. :D)

    The second one has more seriousness and wisdom but still works so well!

    P.S. I think it’s important to take some break especially when life forces us to. Welcome back!

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    1. Ha ha! 😊 That’s a good way of looking at it! I’m sure not all of our world geniuses were morning people. Especially the ones that had Eureka ideas in the middle of the night. They would definitely have slept in afterwards! 😂
      (Pretty sure Doc from Back to the Future overslept occasionally lol)

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