An Amazonian Proverb
This is dedicated to all who have entered or are thinking of entering a poetry competition.
An Amazonian proverb screeched by a flailing bird
By all the forest creatures one balmy day was heard.
A multi-coloured parrot flying just for fun
Fell towards the river and into it did plunge.
An Amazonian gentleman canoeing by the spot
Turned to his companion and said - not a lot -
But - in his mind he pondered the proverb of the day
And then he sagely nodded in an Amazonian way.
What was the wisdom given, descending from the trees,
By that multi-colour parrot flying just to tease?
As best as remember, as best as I recall,
'T was, “'T is better to have flied and flailed
Than not to have flied at all.”