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Author Name: FreeFirestoneFeinberg 5 Comments
Date Added: February 20, 2013 20:02:14 Average Score: (Needs 2)
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'A Stitch In Time Saves Nine' It's Said

‘A stitch in time saves nine’ it’s said,
And that’s a maxim wise — 
But notice:‘time’ and ‘nine’ don’t rhyme...
Has not such crime disguise.

And furthermore, might I remind —
That time be immaterial;
Thus not to mend — unless intend
Miracle ethereal.

Author's Notes:
This poem is about that old familiar saying that has an absurdly discordant 'rhyme.'  This so-called rhyme always irritated me to the extent that I didn't even care what the saying was saying!  I mean, I suppose it's true -- but, so what?  Haha.
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Comment By: FreeShe Whispers on February 27, 2013 04:11:07 PM Report

Aren't you the witty one .... A great message here my dear!! A clever way to express yourself!!

LOve ~ She Whispers

Comment By: FreeLeonard Wilson on February 22, 2013 12:52:54 PM Report
I guess Franklin wasn't one of America's greatrest poets, eh?...As an old songwriter, I use a lot of rhymes that aren't exact..Similar vowel sounds are enough. I believe a stitch in time is worth two in the bush, myself.. :o)...len
Comment By: FreeTomahawk on February 22, 2013 08:46:56 AM Report

Yeah and how do we know for sure, that one stitch can save nine more? Might only be two or three. I'm with you, brotherman, the whole concept is absurd. lol.



Comment By: FreeAlistair Muir on February 21, 2013 10:07:52 AM Report

Love your rhythm and rhyme -- pure David -- marvellous --



Comment By: PremiumLindaM on February 21, 2013 03:02:29 AM Report

Clever observation and well stated.



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