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Fear Of Numbers

Fear of Numbers Fear of numbers is real They carry adding machines on their backs And loaded numbered guns Divide and subtract from families and everyone With two times the pleasure two times the fun Double their trouble on the run You cannot escape the digits on your hands and toes They are counting on you to pull them through Children fear math and numbers like the plague Run from them at multiple fractions of a second Poof!...Like zero, (Is that a real name and number?), they are gone Figures hide behind accountants glasses Hitting you with tons of taxes Not to be divisive or derisive Or taken down in dividends I think they’re out to get you In the end they have no = Something’s don’t add up You can count on that

Copyright © | Year Posted 2014




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Date: 5/16/2014 3:46:00 PM
Hi Earl, thank you for your great comments, which gave me the opportunity to read your poetry. Fear Of Numbers particularly spoke to me. We are as people very much pressured by being held accountable, from the time of birth, throughout school until we make our worth all about the number of dollars we have in the bank. A very meaningful poem.
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Earl Schumacker
Date: 5/16/2014 5:13:00 PM
Hi Sandra, Thank you for your kind words. My primary goal in poetry is to entertain the reader and to create something new for enjoyment and to that end I'm glad you liked my poem by numbers. Have a great day. Earl