A watched Roman never boils.
(- He does it in secret.
There's this big, ole sign in the middle of the city that says:
"WHEN IN ROME, NEVER BOIL"
In tall, very noticeable letters.
...But in all honesty
Does it there -
Just when no one is looking.
They say that
Dead men tell too many red-handed chickens to spoil the soup
When witnessed water starts to bubble.
That is why most Romans act as if they are
All the time:
They know that they should
Save their eggshells for a
Because on those days.
No one is looking
And they can boil all they want.
Don't count your chefs before they
Do as the Romans
Or you'll wind up with
a writing assignment from en202, my one creative writing class at bu. the task here was to construct a poem with common idioms and axioms found in american english. mine were: "a watched pot never boils",
"when in Rome, do as the Romans do ",
"dead men tell no tales",
"too many chefs spoil the soup",
getting caught "red-handed",
"don't count your chickens before they hatch",
"walking on eggshells",
"don't cry over spilled milk",
"save your pennies for a rainy day ",
and "greased lightning ".