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I fear that I will forever be, a
Positive value like absolute Z.

A new side of life is calling my name
But within my own bars I must remain.

If I could only see what zero hides
I would get a taste of the other side.

I remain a distance, as they define
From zero and Z on the number line;
And as I live in absolutes that can only mean
I must be positive–my struggle futile, my dream unseen.

My negative friends may often combine,
Enjoying time on both sides of the line.

Why was I born with such an ailing fate?
Even root numbers can combine and break
Their unyielding roots from whence they arrived
Oh, how I yearn to see the other side.

While I'm not like my friends and can't be freed
I'll keep on fighting and uphold my creed;
Since whatever barrier that leaves my dream denied
Cannot contain my hope for the other side.



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EdytD said...
Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:15 pm:
I like this one so much better than the other. You retain just as much of your great sense of rhyme, and yet this poem is so much more different, and so much deeper, than your other one. I love how you tied in math to this piece. I took the last verse to be more of a social commentary -- a double meaning -- as well as with the number. I'm not sure if that's how you meant it, but it sounds great to me!
 
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