How to Avoid Mixing Your Metaphors (Poem by Brian Bilston)

How to Avoid Mixing Your Metaphors (Poem by Brian Bilston)
how to avoid mixing metaphors poem by Brian Bilston Cast Your Net on the Right Side (mixed media) by Polly Castor

How to Avoid Mixing Your Metaphors

It’s not rocket surgery.
First, get all your ducks on the same page.
After all, you can’t make an omelette
without breaking stride.

Be sure to watch what you write
with a fine-tuned comb.
Check and re-check until the cows turn blue.
It’s as easy as falling off a piece of cake.

Don’t worry about opening up
a whole hill of beans;
you can always burn that bridge when you come to it,
if you follow where I’m coming from.

Concentrate! Keep your door closed
and your enemies closer.
Finally, don’t take the moral high horse:
if the metaphor fits, walk a mile in it.

Brian Bilston

Facing the Wind (acrylic) by Polly Castor


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1 Comment

  1. Sue Krevitt 12 months ago

    WONDER-full Morning Chuckle!

    hee hee

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