16 March – Idiom proposal

English is full of idioms for going the wrong way;
blind alleys and garden paths can both lead you astray.
But as yet no one has immortalised the devious sheep path
which looks so well trod… only to get the last laugh
as you find yourself knee-deep in spongy, marshy heather
at just exactly the point there’s a turn for the worse in the weather.
So next time you find yourself searching for the perfect phrase
to describe being horribly misled in a most frustrating way,
may I propose you refer to the devilish sheep path
to provide a perfectly perilous metaphor on your behalf?