Thank Crunchie!

Thank Crunchie it’s Friday indeed! And today our mission is to write a poem in which the words or meaning of a familiar phrase get up-ended. I decided to take a light-hearted approach to this theme and enjoyed messing up a few of my favourite sayings all in the name of poetry!



So they Say

Too many campers spoil the site

It takes three to know two they say

Something about this doesn’t look right?

But that’s what I’ve heard anyway!


A polka dot skirt cannot change its spots

And mustard is thicker than honey

Some say that I’m daft as a comb, but I’m not

And I don’t find this statement too funny!


You can’t burn the bonfire at both ends

The early eel catches the fly

Confusing the messages these sayings send

And this is no verb of a lie!


And It ain’t all over ’til my kettle sings

That’s straight from the elephant’s trunk

Once in a red moon they say such wise things

As for I, I’m as dry as a skunk!

15 thoughts on “Thank Crunchie!

      1. I check the prompt so quickly that I never knew you could do that! Thanks Claire! Shame as there are some of my previous days’ poems that I would have loved to have shared but too late now! Loving the challenge though! 🙂


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