Shawn L. Bird

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poem- NaPoWriMo- Rush & Hurry April 18, 2015

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Today’s 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!)



When it’s true

there’s all the time in the world.

Slow down.


They say

“Marry in haste, repent in leisure.”


I remember seven months

when time stood still

and you were the air I breathed.


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.



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


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:


  5. Joanne Corey Says:

    Congratulations several times over!

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