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Revising the Old Stand-bys

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deleeme
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0 posted 06-06-2000 02:46 PM       View Profile for deleeme   Email deleeme   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions   Click to visit deleeme's Home Page   View IP for deleeme

Old maxims have been here so long,
For us they don't sing like a song
So them, why not renew,
So to us they ring true
Dear friends, would that be so much wrong?

"Two heads are better than one."
We've heard since our life was begun
But if using these words,
Of amusements absurd
"Ripley's two-headed freaks are more fun!"

They say "Beauty is in thw eyes of the beholder"
Yet 'tis said"Love is Blind" is ev'n older
Now does this make sense?
Can't we straddle the fence?
Saying,"Love seen with closed eyes is bolder!"

"A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush"
Why in thw world would anyone so wish?
I say, "Two on the plate,
That would be just so great!"
(And your hand would stay cleaner, yes much!)

We've long been told, "Haste makes waste!"
And I admit that is surely the case
But for the dieter's demise,
These words I would revise--
Warning all "Too much taste- makes waist!"

What about Ben's old timey line,
About "A stitch in time saves nine"?
Post it on an obscure beach,
Reworked, a warning can teach
Such as "A stitch in time, saves FINE!"

Yopui too, an old adage can change,
And revise with your wit, rearrange
Doing much better than me,
Then you just may well see
Some, years later, quoting you, how strange!


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ellie LeJeune
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1 posted 06-06-2000 03:55 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

David; Ah, another visit to the library I see. How witty and clever is this one. I love it. Very much your great sense of humor coming to the for. LOL! I really enjoyed this! Love, Sis

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Denise
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2 posted 06-06-2000 08:15 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

ROFL   Too funny, David!

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