Poetry is just the evidence of life. If your life is burning well, poetry is just the ash. Leonard Cohen

Saturday, November 1, 2014

Very Superstitious

Say a prayer beside your bed
Hope that you don't wake up dead

Throw the salt and knock on wood
so that all your luck is good

Spit three times and close the books
Make sure that you count the rooks

Leave the house the way you came
If you don't, then you're to blame

Charms ward off the evil eye
Keep one close and don't ask why

Mend your clothes and chew a thread
Cut a cross into your bread

Bird in house and hat on bed
Both bad signs, will lead to dread

Close the casket when you die
Fear to look death in the eye

Hang a horseshoe on your door
Don't let luck spill on the floor

If you think that it's a game
Burn in Hell's eternal flame

You must watch each step you take
I tell you this for your own sake.

submitted for Imaginary Garden With Real Toads, FB Friday for which we are to write something spooky!


Fireblossom said...

Weirdest PSA ever! *furiously copies it all down*

Preeti S. said...

Firstly, I wasn't aware of many of these superstitions (the number and dversity, wow). Secondly, "Superstition ain't the way.", thus spoke Stevie Wonder. :)

A delightful read anyhow. Loved it!

Kerry O'Connor said...

I love your 'charming' couplets, LM!

Helen said...

You have to know how much I LOVE this one! A keeper in my folder of faves!

Anonymous said...

oh, I'm toast ~

Margaret said...