Think Twice, Speak Once
"Think twice— three or four times even, if you like to over-achieve
Speak once"— That is what my great gran said when she was mid carrot cleave
She also swore that she was always right— I chose to make believe

She guided me to smile, and I did cause— "Nobody likes a frown!"
I sat with all that as I choked my heaping pile of carrots down
I thoroughly thought it all through— I kicked the sentiment around

I still choke my piles of carrots down whilst thinking twice to this day
I eat every last one— I still hear the rive— still hear her say
Think twice and speak once— even though my great-gran has long gone away

#lifelessonpoem #rhyme #life
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