Once, Twice, Thrice, a poem written by Laura McGinnis at Spillwords.com

Once, Twice, Thrice

Once, Twice, Thrice

written by: Laura McGinnis


Once, it’s a point in time,
A singular, unique occurrence.
It may never happen again
For which we may be glad or sad.
But it was only once.

Twice, now you have a line.
Two points, connected by time
Or by common circumstance.
It happened twice now.
It’s repeatable.

Thrice is a trend,
No longer a coincidence.
A pattern begins to emerge
Common conditions or constraints
To be watched for.

Four or more
Is a choice
To let something happen or not.
Shame on me if it gets this far
And it shouldn’t have.

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