Will you make a rhyme that will last for all time?
Or just a simple line that will give us a sign.
Something to say to keep evil away,
Or avoid a curse or something much worse.
Dare you challenge the wind by whistling on board a boat?
Or defy the curse on stage by uttering a Macbeth quote.
Bad dreams will follow if you turn your mattress on a Friday,
If you eat when a funeral bell is tolling your teeth will decay.
Your boat will capsize if you flip over a fish on your plate,
Cutting your own hair when the Moon is high is to tempt fate.
Biting your tongue when eating and you have been told a lie,
If you wish to live and prosper then let all spiders pass you by.
Poseidon’s ledger contains the name of every boat,
So never alter a boats name or it will not remain afloat.
Hang a horseshoe in a bedroom to keep nightmares away,
To avoid bad luck never cut your fingernails on a Friday.
To avert bad luck never enter a dwelling by left foot first,
Never put your shoes on table or chair to avoid being cursed.
Fennel hung over a door will from evil spirits your home protect,
Say Happy Birthday before the day and misfortune you can expect.
In bed your head to the south for a long life with protection,
Those whose eyebrows meet in their heart is deception.
Legend proclaims that Werewolves can’t climb oak trees,
Carry a Dragon’s tooth to keep you safe on the seven seas.
© 2018 Brian OldWolf