|is for Daedalus' Design|
Daedalus was a smart and sharp chap;
boy, could he build a maze and set a trap!
Not the brothers Wright,
humankind’s first flight
was devised by Daed without a single app.
Daed and son were imprisoned by the king
for an offence that somehow involved a string.
I know! it sounds insane,
who can fathom a monarch’s brain?
But giving up was not quite Daedalus’ thing.
Escape wasn’t an option, land or sea
the king had them monitored equally.
But Daed put together
wax, wood and feather
and hatched a plan to wing it to Italy.
“I do believe I can finally fly,”
he flapped the wings and gave them a try,
“here, you take your pair,”
and the son took to the air
but he didn’t listen and flew too high.
It doesn’t do to fly too close to the sun
whether you are a prince or a prisoner’s son;
each silver line has a cloud
and Daed spelled it out loud,
but would that moron pay heed and listen?
For all his smarts Daed was a luckless man -
undone by son as only progeny can;
the clown took an upswing
and the sun melted his wings.
He crashed and ruined a flawless escape plan.
Listen up when dad’s talking, teens and kids -
there’s a reason why he forbids what he forbids.
Sometimes you’re good to go
when your profile’s duly low,no point turning the wax in your wings liquid.
D is also for Deeper : Unlike the previous years, my involvement in the A-Z is Deeper this time. HonoureD, and beyonD pleaseD, to be a Ninja Minion in Ninja Captain Alex J Cavanaugh's team. In seriously exalteD company! and loving every minute of it.
D is also for Disclaimer: which I am forceD to aDD because I am getting increasingly alarmeD at comments here claiming to have 'learnt' something from the limericks.
Dear reaDers, the limericks are strictly for laughs, and the manufacturer will not assume any responsibility whatsoever for misuse towards eDucational or informational or any other irrational purposes, and your warranty is null and voiD if the product is mishanDled. There are no lessons to be Drawn here.
However, if you are looking for lessons, I strongly recommenD you look through the A-Z sign-up list, there are bloggers who are Dispensing knowleDge on a minD boggling range of topics, from Decorating your home to rescuing Dogs; from interpreting Dreams to Dealing with Domestic abuse; from the history of Sci-fi to the etymology of unusual worDs. Reading them can seriously expanD your horizons!
Posted for the A-Z Challenge 2016