All For Want Of A Nail. For want of a nail the shoe was lost. And for want of a horse the rider was lost.
We don t know who wrote this poem about how a tiny change can have. Some think that the lack of kingdom in american versions was due to the irrelevance of kingdoms to the newly formed united states of america but there appear to be a lack of kingdom references in british versions as well. A major catastrophe that can be traced back to a small error.
The proverb has come down in many variations over the centuries.
The words of this meaningful say can teach our children the simple fact that each of our actions no matter how unimportant we think they are will have a consequence. And all for the want of a horseshoe nail the story describes how a seemingly inconsequential detail can lead to a disaster. For want of a message the battle was lost. For want of a horse the rider was lost.