What is the number
You might shout it on a golf course,
It’s the number of digits in my pin,
In Chinese it’s death but let us not show remorse
Because it’s also the code to let angels in.
America’s July signifies the way
Add a zero and it’s ruby by definition,
Add ‘teen’ and it’s Valentine’s Day
but it’s considered unlucky by superstition.
It has the same number of quarters as its name,
It’s used to abbreviate a word.
Count the seasons in this poetry game
It’s not a half, a fifth and most certainly not a third.
It connects the mind, body and spirit,
Is derived from the meaning of creation,
With this many eyes you won’t see it
‘Guessed this number?’ I ask with hope but trepidation.
What’s In A Number Poetry Contest
6th February 2020
Sponsor: Juliet Ligon
Copyright © Ronald D Thompson | Year Posted 2020
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