There are days when news can be surprising
Impossible to guess on rising
And yesterday was one of those
Which proves in life one never knows.
A dear friend rang me, thrilled to say
Her new grandson was born today
But before I could congratulate
She dropped a bombshell on my plate.
The day before, another son
With news of baby girl had rung;
This was not all, as far away
Her third son telephoned to say
He too had more good news to share
Another girl – which makes the pair!
Already grand-mama of two
Three wee arrivals all brand new
Have caused my friend's warm heart to leap
And robbed her of her beauty sleep!
I love great moments such as these
And don't all good things come in threes?
(c) Poet in the woods 2015