A poem made from proverbs

Age before beauty,
The calm before a storm,
The darkest hour,
Is the last before dawn.

Look before you leap,
Pride before a fall,
Tears before bedtime,
Before after, is before.

Don’t cross your bridges,
Don’t count your chickens,
Don’t cast pearls…don’t run.

As clouds gather,
Before the storm,
Before after, is before.

Couldn’t fit my favourite ‘before’ proverbs in:

Engage brain before opening mouth

You have to kiss a lot of toads before you find a handsome prince