All At Once!



A girl,
the first cried out
with delight as life slapped
her bottom with a generous
smile; wide-eyed with fresh love's delicate warmth,
this fine day would be remembered
for all the right reasons,
newborn: sweet Grace;
a girl.

A boy,
the second laughed
as air rushed through his lungs,
a brand new moment clapped surprise
while eyes stared inside shock's brilliant gaze,
what a wonderful warm package
to be delivered here;
today's promise,
a boy.

Triplets,
the third bellowed
its emergence into
hearts beating wildly with wonder,
features froze themselves; a photographic
pause, while nature giggled a girl.
'That's all folks!' spread cool wings
above round mouths,
triplets!

Rictameter: is a nine lined stanza with a syllable count of 2,4,6,8,10,8,6,4,2 beginning and ending with the same two syllables.

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Submitted on September 22, 2010

Modified on March 05, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme AxxbxxxxA CxxxxxxbC DxxxxaxxD x
Closest metre Iambic trimeter
Characters 777
Words 138
Stanzas 4
Stanza Lengths 9, 9, 9, 1

Ian Sawicki

Ian Sawicki has been writing poetry for over twenty years. He is a Manchester born poet, who has dedicated his life to exploration and composition of poetry. His work reflects the many great influential experiences of his life, the pain, the pleasure combined to create new exciting poetry. If anyone is interested in my books then please visit my lulu storefront. All artwork on these books is by my own hand. http://stores.lulu.com/chasingtheday more…

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