According to Thoreau,
One always needs to go
Upon new enterprises in old clothes,
Until you know the fit
Is wrong a little bit
And your old clothing such condition loathes.
And I might well concur,
But think I would prefer,
Were I to go the deepest depths to dive,
To have a diving suit
Before I had to do it,
If I kept some ambitions to survive!
And setting it my goal
To hike to the South Pole,
I think a thermal suit I might prefer –
For normal shorts and tee
Might chill me easily,
And from such expedition would deter.
As fire-fighting man
I don’t think that one can
Go into flames without resistant gear,
Or one might wind up charred
And very badly scarred:
Yes, that new suit is quite essential, here!
So I say blow Thoreau,
I certainly won’t go
Into such enterprises with old rig,
And should you disagree,
To say so, feel quite free –
But, frankly, I just couldn’t give a fig!
(Thanks to side view for setting the theme ‘Enterprises that require new clothes’.)
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