Shawn L. Bird

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poem- NaPoWriMo- Rush & Hurry April 18, 2015

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Today’s NaPoWriMo.net prompt in honour of the Midnight Ride of Paul Revere is a poem on a theme of rush and hurry.

(and today I was delighted to discover I am the Day 18 featured poet for yesterday’s social media poem.  How lovely!)

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When it’s true

there’s all the time in the world.

Slow down.

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They say

“Marry in haste, repent in leisure.”

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I remember seven months

when time stood still

and you were the air I breathed.

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In haste, married,

then filled a house with babies.

Now they’re gone, but you’re still here

Our leisurely repentance

is luxurious reward for our haste.

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Happy 30th engagement anniversary to my love. (4 months after meeting and 3 months to the wedding!)

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11 Responses to “poem- NaPoWriMo- Rush & Hurry”

  1. lupitatucker Says:

    Congratulations Shawn!

  2. narble Says:

    Life is a feast. And…Hemingway said: it’s “moveable.”

    • I think, without children asking that questions from the back seat, I can probably say yes. I’m there. And here. And we’re here.
      (and now the Guiding song ‘We’re all together again; we’re here, we’re here” in posh accents is echoing through my brain! lol)

  3. rajatnarula Says:

    Interesting thoughts. Well done.

  4. Elle Says:

    congrats!

  5. Joanne Corey Says:

    Congratulations several times over!


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