Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthepoet

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A Watched Kettle - Poem by Jonathan Goldman a.k.a JGthepoet

‘A Watched Kettle Will Not Boil'
This phrase is a fallacy,
Becaused watched or not, it will boil,
For you all to see.

Many Proverbs we have heard,
Whose meaning is untrue,
If we take them literally,
They're a lie to me and you.

For I stood beside my kettle tonight,
To make myself my Toddy,
Lo and Behold, the kettle DID boil,
As soon as it was ready.

How did we get this Proverb?
What was the reason to be?
Perhaps, so other tasks could be done,
Whilst the water boiled for the cup of tea.

It was time consuming
To wait for it to boil,
Other tasks could be done meantime,
Or the dinner might get spoiled.

Copyright (c) Jonathan Goldman [JGthepoet] - 4 January 2006


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  • (1/3/2006 7:43:00 PM)


    I experienced this today. It's also like these computers some time. (Report) Reply

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  • (1/3/2006 7:33:00 PM)


    All I can say is Jon, women multi task a great deal ya know? lol Nice read. 10 for getting to the boiling point. Grinning Tai (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, January 3, 2006

Poem Edited: Wednesday, February 15, 2012


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