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Four is Four

April 4, 2017
By Palindrome PLATINUM, Reedley, California
Palindrome PLATINUM, Reedley, California
39 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If there's a reason I'm still alive when so many have died, I'm willing to wait for it."
-Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

"Crazy people don't know they're crazy. They think they're getting saner."
-John Locke, Lost


Five by five in rows and rows

Four by four and three by those

Three is three and four is four

And four's not five,

We can't have more.

This is what the line up knows

That ten is ten and twenty, twenty

Ten's too small

And four is plenty

Three is three and two is two

1 is 1 and 1 is you

Five in rows and eight in squares,

Three triangles, four in pairs

Why they do it, what they do?

You're not four, they won't tell you.

Four is laughing, four is four

Four's not five, they can't have more

Ten is full and eight is, too

1 is 1 and 1 is you

1 can't join or make the rows

Why is 1? Well, no one knows

Four is four but who can say

Who decided it that way?

Maybe they will understand

Go and ask the ones who stand

Why they line up in a row

They won't tell you.

They don't know.



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on May. 8 2017 at 7:42 pm
Palindrome PLATINUM, Reedley, California
39 articles 0 photos 30 comments

Favorite Quote:
"If there's a reason I'm still alive when so many have died, I'm willing to wait for it."
-Lin-Manuel Miranda, Hamilton

"Crazy people don't know they're crazy. They think they're getting saner."
-John Locke, Lost

It has nothing to do with ignorance at all! I was trying my hand at writing a somewhat mysterious poem. I know what it symbolizes to me, but your interpretation could be different but just as correct. Thanks for the feedback!

on Apr. 20 2017 at 9:13 pm
makeupartist16 BRONZE, Johnson City, Tennessee
4 articles 0 photos 12 comments
This is very well-crafted. This may just be my own ignorance, but I don't know what you are trying to say.


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