A terza rima (sort of)
A chain is only as strong as its weakest link.-A Proverb
🔗 His wife and son had been waiting for years 🔗 Now he could show them how much he had changed 🔗 Their love for him would have been worth the tears 🔗 He could not know what the Don had arranged 🔗 But the thugs said that he'd always be owned 🔗 For in jail, he'd soul for safety exchanged 🔗 Defeated, the ex-con harsh fate bemoaned 🔗 🔗 For he could never repay what they'd loaned 🔗 🔗 🔗 🔗 🔗 On the job he got three slugs in the chest 🔗 🔗 He'd died quick, the coroner would attest 🔗 Shot before he'd even had time to blink 🔗 His widow wept when he was laid to rest 🔗 The story shaped how his young son would think 🔗 He'd forever hate his father - that unreliable link
Prompt: The Proverbial
For this prompt, choose a proverb or a pair of proverbs. Use them as you wish — as an epigraph or within the poem. Be serious or funny. You can use one of the proverbs below or choose one of your own. Yes, they are often clichés, but that gives you a challenge to make your poem original, right? 😀 Make certain you clearly state the proverb.
- Many hands make light work.
- Too many cooks spoil the broth
- Birds of a feather flock together.
- Opposites attract.
- You are never too old to learn.
- You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.
- A rolling stone gathers no moss.
- Stop and smell the roses.
- He who hesitates is lost.
- Strike while the iron is hot.
- Look before you leap.