Tomato * To-maht-oh…it’s still Ketchup


the very best things

in life are free

–except there’s no free lunch

’cause talk is cheap

when out to eat,

while money talks a bunch…

a shoulder shrug,

will oust that bug

–closed mouths are free of flies,

not briny wine,

but honey, fine,

will tempt them from the sky…

since more is merry,

but so contrary,

to company of two,

as trios crowd,

I’ll say


opposing what I do…

but that’s all good!

it’s understood,

that opposites attract…

still matching birds,

are much preferred,

when flocking in a claque.

oh, what the hell

(a road paved swell)

good turns deserve their kind,

I’ll beat my drum,

despite the thrum,

of great, conforming minds…


the way I live,

this cat has lives of nine,



but won’t be late

and run to make up time.

in absence grows,

the reddest rose,

while ‘out-of-sight forgets…

the dog-eared book,

that’s worth a look,

to folks in better dress….

You’re not too old

to learn anew,

though curs of age are fixed,

since knowledge learned,

has danger curve,

while ignorance is bliss…

List of conflicting adages I employed to make up this ditty.

The best things in life are free

There’s no such thing as a free lunch.

Talk is cheap

Money talks.

A closed mouth catches no flies

You catch more flies with honey than vinegar.

The more, the merrier

Two’s company; three’s a crowd.

Do as I say, not as I do

Actions speak louder than words.

Opposites attract

Birds of a feather flock together

The road to hell is paved with good intentions

One good turn deserves another.

March to the beat of your own drummer

Great minds think alike.

Curiosity killed the cat

Cats have nine lives.

Haste makes waste

He who hesitates is lost.

Absence makes the heart grow fonder

Out of sight is out of mind.

Clothes make the man

You can’t judge a book by its cover.

You’re never too old to learn

You can’t teach an old dog new tricks.

A little knowledge is a dangerous thing

Ignorance is bliss.

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I bring to you an arrow, whole, Use it, or break it, But if you choose to take it --Know-- With it also, I will go. © Karen Robiscoe @1992

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