The Number 3

 

Original poetry by Chrome Dome Mike Kimbro

 

Please read along to my Spoken Verse Performance.

 

 

Headline of a Dallas Morning News article about DNA research which was written by Maria Cheng of The Associated Press.

VERSE 1

 

They call me the Number 3.

 

Not the father or the mother,

 

But a special someone other.

 

Chosen to compliment.

 

The parentís chromosomes.

 

That's why all the money's spent,

 

To provide a superior genome.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Let me be the Number 3,

 

Cause there's no one quite like me.

 

With semi-pure DNA,

 

And a fine resume,

 

I can confidently say,

 

That I should be the Number 3.

 

 

VERSE 2

 

They call me the Number 3.

 

To insure that your child is a ringer,

 

You must give mother nature the finger.

 

You've already made your mind up.

 

That an early grade will be repeated.

 

Add my genes, and they'll clean up.

 

In high school they could go undefeated.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Let me be the Number 3,

 

Cause there's no one quite like me.

 

With semi-pure DNA,

 

And a fine resume,

 

That I always have on display. 

 

Yeah, I should be the Number 3.

 

 

VERSE 3

 

They call me the Number three.

 

Though the gene split is now a triplicate,

 

I'm not listed on the birth certificate.

 

So sad that I don't even get a mention,

 

In the public record or ancestory.com.

 

When my share put the child in contention,

 

For both a Heisman and a crown at their prom.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Let me be the Number three,

 

Cause there's no one quite like me.

 

With semi-pure DNA,

 

And a fine resume,

 

Dude, you get what you pay [for].

 

Let me be the Number 3.

 

 

VERSE 4

 

They call me the Number 3.

 

I could use the extra cash,

 

Cause all my poems aren't a smash.

 

I don't know why some under perform.

 

Guess there's no accounting for taste.

 

The topics I choose are outside the norm,

 

So my unique perspective will be showcased.

 

 

CHORUS

 

Let me be the Number 3,

 

Cause there's no one quite like me.

 

With semi-pure DNA,

 

And a fine resume,

 

So come on, what do you say?

 

Let me be the Number 3.

 

 

The End

 

 

Copyright © Michael Kimbro 2017.  All rights reserved.

 

 

Keywords:  Poems about artificial insemination, Family tree poems, chromosomes, DNA research poetry, embryos.