Read the Fine Print; Make of it What You Will (a Poem)
Beware All the Warnings!
Life is full of ups and downs.
(Professional driver on closed course.)
This way to the race track.
(Enter at own risk.)
Rain in the afternoon
(Contains no cholesterol.)
It's a dangerous world out there
(Keep arms and legs inside car.)
Clark knocks it over the left-field wall
(Do not try this at home.)
Earth is fragile
(No preservatives used.)
Finish what you start
Driving in the fast lane
(actual mileage may vary.)
Life has lessons to teach
This poem was the result of my being in a playful mood, and having just seen a few crazy advertising claims on TV. Then, I thought back to other claims we see all the time in various places.
Putting them together, along with assorted 'caution' signs, I thought might make for a fun little poem. This is the result.
Originally written in April of 1993, it saw a revision in May of 2010, and it has otherwise remained untouched. I hope you enjoy this bit of fluff and nonsense.
© 2010 Liz Elias