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Topic: Illustrate the meaning of “A Bird in the Hand is Worth Two in the Bush” (without using the actual phrase or literal example). (01/10/08)
TITLE: Captain Skid
By Arnost Vevoda
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Of whom was typically in a panic.
Deserting his home and family,
For further ventures and adventures.
Hopes his tell-tale barometer would not hit rage,
As a man of stock - couldn't cramp into a cage.
Still chasing a dream of a hole in one,
Leaving nothing in life to be undone.
However his spouse and children - becoming strangers.
As silhouettes emerge as a lone ranger.
Home coming to an irate wife;
Questioned, "Who's to blame for this domestic strife?"
To the bar unclocked - primed to get schlocked,
Returns home to perceive the hatch - well-locked.
She's being unreasonable he thinks,
That all calls for another drink.
"Observe all I've given my kin,
Bought a house and all within.
Perhaps I'll relocate to enjoy my gin!"
Disappearing for days his mate spells d-i-v-o-r-c-e,
As his mistress discovers gold-digging on course.
His 'ex' currently keeps her house in splendour,
But new girlfriend culminates - big spender.
Now bankrupt - loses his job for distasteful reasons.
Has just hit ice - berg in season.
"Women, women he cries!
Another rye on the rocks will be my demise".
To dreamland crashed this ill fated ship,
Of the former hulk of Mr. Tie-Tan Nick.
May you take a tip from this icy dip?
Though in the temporal all may seem hip.
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