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

A Watched Kettle

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‘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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