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Romani Proverb

Wading in the river, shining hook wrapped, the flyfisherman casts but the fish just stare at his lure, for a fly does not enter a closed mouth. At the breakfast table everyone passes the pitcher of cream. Mother puts a napkin over the top, for a fly does not enter a closed mouth. Flying down the freeway, motorcycle roaring we have our helmets on, for a fly doesn’t enter a closed mouth. Daddy puts his sons before him asking about the mess. The brothers just look at each other, for a fly doesn’t enter a closed mouth. The bridesmaid isn’t smiling for the bride, when they say ‘I do’; she’s stifling a giggle, for a fly does not enter a closed mouth.

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Date: 11/21/2019 7:10:00 AM
This is a good one. But the opening/first couplet should always rhyme as a ghazal. None the less, it's beautiful.
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Date: 9/27/2019 10:17:00 AM
I think this should do well in the contest. Well done.
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