They say a stitch in time saves nine
but rips and tears in fabricated lives
are often left to chance.
sewn together with blurred lines
then lead a merry dance.
At the first sign of any unraveling
a humble stitch of intervention
prevents the cutting lance.
This poem is in response to dverse poets prompt to write a poem that contains a proverb or points to a proverb. I have used 'a stitch in time saves nine' which my grandmother often said when it came to mending rips in clothes. I believe this proverb comes under the heading of Common Proverbs with the original author unknown.[?]
My poem is referencing mental health where help is often left to the last moment or not recognized initially, either by the Medical Doctors nor by the individual concerned. If only mental health could be 'nipped in the bud' [ooops, another proverb of sorts or is it an idiom?] a lot of anguish could perhaps be avoided.
Here is the Link to D'verse Poets: Proverbs