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Math was never quite my thing;
Its concepts are elusive.
What wiser minds accept as fact,
To me seems inconclusive.

Infinity is one I cannot
Wrap my brain around.
No matter how you search, the ending
Simply can’t be found.

It makes a bit more sense, though,
When considering the face.
We all have eyes, a nose and mouth
And ears to form the base.

Yet subtle differences combine
Within this basic frame
And infinite composites mean
We never look the same.

For all the humans now alive
And those who once have been, 
No two have looked like replicas
Except, of course, a twin.

I see infinity at work
And almost comprehend
The nature of a math idea
Which logic can’t defend.

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  1. Date: 10/27/2012 5:05:00 PM
    Very intresting way to express this meaning, I feel infinantly more informed.

  1. Date: 10/25/2012 8:17:00 AM
    Pleasantly entertaining, Ilene. I like what you say and how you say it. Ruben.

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 2:51:00 PM
    Compelling work..Enjoyed reading this afternoon..Creative use of the topic and presentation...Thanks for dropping by..Sara

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:23:00 PM
    eternity knows no number, it can be symbolized but tha's all there is to it... love how you expressed this in a most lyrical, profound way.. greeeat job , ilene..:)

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:21:00 PM
    Thank you so much for sharing your wonderful poetry Ilene. I enjoyed reading it and wish you all the best in your writing always. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 12:01:00 PM
    I lift my glass to the lady who finds truth everywhere! Salut!

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 10:40:00 AM
    gosh that used to addle my head when I was younger, what a great read this is xx

  1. Date: 10/24/2012 10:33:00 AM
    It fries your brain if you think too long on the infinite! Light & Love