Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Addition - by Bob Atkinson

Addition
(c)2013 Bob Atkinson

1+1+1+1+1

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one alone has no friends
add another, a party begins
one plus one gives us two
conversation begins anew

connect two dots
we have a line
from here to there
straight and fine

two plus one
we now have three
connect the dots
a triangle we see

like the side
of a pyramid
all three sides
equal in temperament

ok, add one more dot
a box we've built
four sides equal
a square it's called

add a dot in the middle
five we've got now
same as a nickel

two fives make ten
two more make twenty
give one away
fifteen's just plenty

five chunks make twenty-five
double that we're at fifty now
or was that ten times five
no matter how we do it
it's equally totaled

so, numbers can be fun
if we're concentrating
or on the run

simple things if we see
the vision of dots
on life's tree

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