The Saying Is
The saying is
To strike when the iron is hot
But they won’t tell me the shape, colour,
Or even the gender.
What if I missed out on the sale and
The iron is now sold-out –
Or, worse yet, sitting on a shelf in a second-hand store?
Have a thought and run with it
Is another phrase I hear,
But at what speed do I run –
And is there a finish line?
I get advice
But not the full details,
Like buying a box of Corn Flakes
Without nutritional guidelines on the side of the box.
Well-known sayings, inspiring quotes,
They surround me like you never did –
Yet they lack answers and you lacked the questions,
So here I sit looking at cereal boxes for guidance.
© 2012 Christy Birmingham