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by Bobo 

Posted: 23 September 2003
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Never a borrower or a Bumble-Bee -
that's what the madman said to me.

A stitch in time protects the pride -
he continued, though wearing a smirk on the side.

Too many cooks write too many books -
he laughed as he gave me one of those looks.

Tho I listened to his words and heard the tone -
those in glass houses shouldn't throw stones.

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Fearless at 23:14 on 23 September 2003  Report this post
I wonder what thoughts led to this Bobo?


Ioannou at 19:57 on 25 September 2003  Report this post
Lovely feel, Bobo. It reads so easily! Great. I would write 'though' properly tho, if you see what I mean ;) as the rest of the poem is not colloquial. Love, Maria.

Bobo at 17:42 on 26 September 2003  Report this post
Thanks guys.

Fearless ( or should that be Fearful, given our chats?!) - it's a piece about my annoyance with dinky little cliched sayings that irritating people often just 'drop' in to conversation as though it's some sort of inherent wisdom ( when all it really amounts to is them not engaging their brains... ). A guy at Uni used to say 'never a borrower or a bumble bee' in response to such airheads, so I guess I've just expanded that...

You're right Maria - the 'tho' doesn't fit and so will be changed.

B x

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