for want of a nail lyrics
Listen to and watch the video of the classic nursery rhyme “for want of a nail poem ” below.
For want of a nail the shoe was lost.
For want of a shoe the horse was lost.
For want of a horse the rider was lost.
For want of a rider the message was lost.
For want of a message the battle was lost.
For want of a battle the kingdom was lost.
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail.
The proverb “For want of a nail the shoe was lost” is often used to emphasise the importance of taking preventative measures to avert possible disasters. This idiomatic saying reflects the ancient Greek proverb “An eye for an eye makes the world go blind.” In other words, punishing wrongdoers only makes the situation worse. The proverb emphasises that it is better to prevent problems than to try and address them after they have already occurred. This is why it is important to be aware of the potential consequences of your actions and not take risks without knowing what those risks might be.
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