I’ve been married twice,
to two men.
I have two sons,
who were born within two years.
I have two great loves,
God and people.
I also love
color and yarn.
I love two ends of the age spectrum,
old people and babies.
I’ve had more than two troubles,
which always seem to come in threes.
I’ve lost family and friends,
and watched both suffer.
I’ve seen new babies born,
almost at the same time we lost someone.
I’ve seen too many bad things,
but I’ve seen more beauty by far.
Life is a paradox.
It is complicated and simple.
There are days when I want to give up,
but I’ll never give up because life is beautiful.
© Elaine Wood-Lane
And now for our prompt (optional, as always). Because today marks the halfway point in our 30-day sprint, today I’d like to challenge you to write a poem that incorporates the idea of doubles. You could incorporate doubling into the form, for example, by writing a poem in couplets. Or you could make doubles the theme of the poem, by writing, for example, about mirrors or twins, or simply things that come in pairs. Or you could double your doublings by incorporating things-that-come-in-twos into both your subject and form. Happy writing!