I suppose you've all heard them say,
"Curiosity killed the cat".
But I, being me, am curious enough
to question even that.
I wanted to know the story behind;
the roots of this statement,
so I looked it up in Google, and new
perspective it lent.
I learnt that this popular line
wasn't, in fact, complete;
They'd cut off a crucial few words
which were the real meat.
Those extra five words
dragged it into track:
"Curiosity killed the cat, but
satisfaction brought it back".
Now, we've also heard them say
that a cat has lives, nine.
Put the proverbs together
and read the obvious sign.
Though you chance a thrilling glance
upon death's terrible face,
you finally reach most elusive
satisfaction, a matchless place.
To me, curiosity is
If you can take that daring risk
but also toe the line.
If you can differentiate between
curiosity & stupidity,
you can reach your limits, shatter them
and explore in enormity.