Friday, November 20, 2015

Cavalcade of Cliché, 43

(A parade of words and phrases eligible for retirement.)

Mousing Around

“Now, shush! Be quiet as a church mouse”—so
I heard our leader say. Now let’s be frank:
I felt it odd, for we were set to go
Inside, where we had planned to rob the bank.

It’s weird, I think, alluding to a church—
Our leader really does it all the time–-
As you prepare a massive vault to search.
To mention “church” while you commit a crime!

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