Four is Four

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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makeupartist16This teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. said...
Apr. 20 at 9:13 pm
This is very well-crafted. This may just be my own ignorance, but I don't know what you are trying to say.
 
PalindromeThis teenager is a 'regular' and has contributed a lot of work, comments and/or forum posts, and has received many votes and high ratings over a long period of time. This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. replied...
May 8 at 7:42 pm
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!
 
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