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Truth In Numbers

"THE whole truth and nothing but the truth" .......


I flunked my math test and I never felt so blue
Geometry I could just not do
Algebra came easy
Other subjects were breezy
Sadly off the honor roll I flew.

Was the very first time I failed a test
I should have cheated to avoid the stress
But that would be wrong
My morals were too strong
I felt like a failure I must confess.

Teacher moved my desk way up in the front
My eyesight is not the problem I grunt
He said, just pay attention
Or I will add detention
You will learn, his intentions were blunt.

Many hours I tried to comprehend
I think his teaching skills I did offend
Plenty of intimidation
Loads of frustration 
For I did not learn 'G' in the end.

By: Cecilia Macfarlane 02/27/12012
For: Truth!! Or Dare Contest
Sponsor: Destroyer ~ Poet 

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  1. Date: 3/3/2013 12:51:00 PM
    Enjoyed reading your creative work..I am glad that I chose this one to read this afternoon..Thanks so much for your visit..You comments were uplifting..Sara

  1. Date: 8/3/2012 7:52:00 PM
    Returning to this one, one of my favorites of your poems! I sure hope you write new ones for me to read. REally appreciate the time you took to read the several of mine today! Luv, Andrea

  1. Date: 7/16/2012 9:33:00 PM
    gosh, this was posted all that time ago? NO wonder I did not see it yet. Glad to see it NOW, my friend. and I see it got you a win. So congratulations too.

  1. Date: 6/18/2012 12:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your placement in P.D.'s contest Cecilia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 4/11/2012 9:02:00 PM
    Clever sequence, Cecilia! Very well done. Ruben.

  1. Date: 4/6/2012 10:08:00 AM
    Childhood stress made by hard school subjects. A great write. It touched us all as we remembered our own struggles. Congratulations on the win. Your syle of straight forward images is brilliant in your poetry.

  1. Date: 3/7/2012 7:23:00 PM
    :o) This reminds me of my younger days..Ha,ha..

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 3:32:00 PM
    congrats Cecilia on a wonderful write and win in truth or dare luv..

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 11:14:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win in P.D.'s "Truth and Dare and Free Verse" contest Cecilia. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 3/4/2012 5:29:00 AM
    Cecilia congrats on your win,..David

  1. Date: 3/3/2012 9:25:00 PM
    CECILIA...I have to say..I enjoyed this contest so much... thank you and congratulations with your wonderful truthful entry;-) well done~ALWAYS PD*

  1. Date: 2/29/2012 4:09:00 PM
    You share a wery good poem here Cecilia,with smile and fun.Thank you,and good luck to you in contest.- oxox love Anne-Lise

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 9:53:00 PM
    THANK YOU...VERY MUCH FOR THE SUPPORT..PD

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 6:21:00 PM
    Very funny and clever. You may not be good with numbers, but you have a real talent with words. Joe

  1. Date: 2/27/2012 5:00:00 PM
    If algebra was easy, geometry should have been no problem...but then, who am I to judge? I hope your math skills have improved....and I did enjoy your amusing poem.

    Macfarlane Avatar Cecilia Macfarlane
    Date: 2/27/2012 5:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Give me the equation and I could do it, just hated the riddle part in geometry.