“Do not cross the brook for water” Finnish proverb
The Finnish Dream
A cottage on an island Preferably on the highland Still near or in the city No running water nor electricity Not another soul in sight If you dare to enter You will soon be in plight Because the center Of each Finns existence Is the calculated distance From their neighbour Preferably as far as the equator
Hey you with your label maker! You like tagging people don’t ya, you faker! You went right by me and took one look Stuck this sticker on my forehead without a single hook I am having a hard time getting it off Did you think it would make a great perma-label on this spot?
But guess what, you nut I washed my face with potent soap in a rut With a huff and a puff My forehead finally crystal clear and clean again Luckily without the use of acid rain And nothing of it sticking to my brain
No amount of glue Will keep the sticker on my face Your plan went sadly askew Or were you just in the wrong place Memorize this lesson Into your big fat head Go find some cans for making the impression And label some of them instead
Watch out Little witches are about When at your doorstep they enter Make sure to bribe them like a big spender For aches and pains and other ailments Out the door with the witches went If you try from the witches hide and ignore Be prepared, for the rest of the year to be sore!