A Three O’clock Race

Written for:  Friday Writings #51:  The Power of Three

"The number three pops up in nursery rhymes, stories, songs and catchphrases too. Three Blind Mice, The Three Little Pigs, The Three Musketeers, Three Little Maids From School Are We, Three Coins in the Fountain, Third time lucky …

I’m sure you can find many things it suggests to you!

So this week’s optional prompt is to share a piece of writing on the number three, or which includes that value in some way."

Three's a crowd
say two.  Hurtful.

I'm counting to three!

Three little pigs
played a three-legged race
against the Three Stooges. 
they all had to carry
three-quarter cups of milk.
No one won.  It all spilt.
The Stooges made the pigs
squeal with laughter.


About purplepeninportland

I am a freelance poet, born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I live with my husband, John, and two charming rescue dogs–Marion Miller and Murphy. We spent eight lovely years in Portland, OR, but are now back in New York. My goal is to create and share poetry with others who write, or simply enjoy reading poetry. I hope to touch a nerve in you, and feel your sparks as well.
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18 Responses to A Three O’clock Race

  1. Ha ha, that nails it!


  2. kaykuala says:

    It must have been hilarious to see the happenings, Sara!



  3. Colleen@ LOOSELEAFNOTES says:

    THAT really cheered me up!


  4. I thought for sure this one was gonna end in tragedy but laughter is better!


  5. Helen says:

    Another Sara special! You are right about ‘excluding’ one of three. It’s happened to me.


  6. dsnake1 says:

    I would like to see that race. 🙂


  7. hahahahahah. Love it very much!


  8. I, too, am squealing with laughter! 😁


  9. Kestril Trueseeker says:

    LOL, this sounds like a fun race to watch!


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