Three’s A Crowd

Three’s A Crowd

Our bodies did once fit
Lips to lips
Arms wrapped around
Holding each other in place
Head on shoulder 
Joined at the hip
Step in step
In bliss
Two as one
Another came
Inserting themself
in between the two of us
Resting their head
on your shoulder
Leaving no room for mine
Turning your mind
Stealing your lips
and my bliss
Three is a crowd
An odd number
That will never fit
My body again

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Grace is hosting D’Verse Poets tonight and had prompted us
To write about the body or body parts.

  19 comments for “Three’s A Crowd

  1. April 12, 2021 at 4:11 am

    The cruelty of betrayal and the selfishness of one, awful to think it. Your poem calls the reader to account, there is no looking away from this.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 12, 2021 at 12:44 pm

      Thank you Paul. I hope you are well ☺️

  2. sanaarizvi
    April 10, 2021 at 3:01 pm

    My goodness this is potent! An incredibly moving poem, Christine! 💝💝

    • Christine Bolton
      April 10, 2021 at 9:14 pm

      Thank you, as always, Sanaa ☺️💕

  3. April 9, 2021 at 8:34 pm

    I was thinking of kids, but then the meaning became different. Sadly, three is a crowd in a relationship. Well done.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 10, 2021 at 7:27 am

      Thank you Grace ☺️💕

  4. April 9, 2021 at 5:50 pm

    An awkwardly painful trio…sadly happens too often!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2021 at 7:06 pm

      It sure does Lynn. So sad 😞

  5. Helen L Dehner
    April 9, 2021 at 11:58 am

    Can’t help but remember how Princess Diana described her marriage to Charles … yes, inserting another body into the mix is often deadly.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2021 at 4:06 pm

      She said there were three people in the marriage so it was rather crowded. Poor love. So young and having to deal with that and everything else.

  6. April 9, 2021 at 8:21 am

    An odd number and one which can cause immense pain, until we learn to embrace ourselves and let go of other people’s nonsense.

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2021 at 9:11 am

      Exactly! We are better than their nonsense anyway.

  7. April 9, 2021 at 7:49 am

    It’s bad enough when YOUR OWN body gets in the way, but…

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2021 at 9:08 am

      That’s funny Ron! ☺️

  8. April 9, 2021 at 6:04 am

    Damned. Good stuff christine… well expressed!

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2021 at 9:08 am

      Thank you Rob. Much appreciated ☺️

  9. April 9, 2021 at 1:17 am

    Beautifully written story of betrayal

    • Christine Bolton
      April 9, 2021 at 9:08 am

      Thank you my friend 🥰

      • April 9, 2021 at 10:12 am

        You’re welcome 😉

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