Shawn L. Bird

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sometimes (a Rule of 3 poem) May 19, 2013

Filed under: OUTLANDERishness,Poetry — Shawn L. Bird @ 12:20 pm
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I look at you

changing the tires on my car,

pushing a mower around my mother’s yard,

pruning (really badly) the trees at home,

and I think my heart will explode.


I listen to you

laughing riotously at a scene on TV,

playing Goldberg Variations on the piano,

snoring (very loudly) in bed at night

and I think my heart will explode


I touch you

entwining arms around you,

stretching onto the tips of my toes

kissing  (quite passionately) whatever my lips reach

and I think my heart will explode.



There you go.  That’s Diana Gabaldon’s Rule of Three happening in a poem! 🙂  What would make my heart finally explode?  If he would only wear his kilt while doing any of the above! lol



12 Responses to “sometimes (a Rule of 3 poem)”

  1. Be Well And Happy Says:

    lovely 🙂

  2. Am not familiar with the rule of three, but I like the poem.
    The imagery is on-point.

  3. yeoldefoole Says:

    very nice! inspiring!

  4. Very nice – simple and elegant!

    • Shawn Bird Says:

      So frequently elegance and simplicity are bed-fellows, though in my house, more likely clutter and colourful are pushing off poodles to find room on a cot. 😉

  5. Thank you for taking the time to look over my page and “like” my poem!

    I’ve been reading through your writings and I’m a fan. I enjoy how you explore beauty through the mundane (This poem being the perfect example). While reading, I noticed that you are very inspired by your relationship. Your words transport me to a time when my wife and I’s relationship was in its infancy. I also like that your boyfriend has a kilt.

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