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Numbers Count

September 23, 2013
By AWriterOfWords DIAMOND, Hamburg, New Jersey
AWriterOfWords DIAMOND, Hamburg, New Jersey
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Numbers count.
Contrary to popular belief,
Numbers count,
As they make up you and me.

One, two, three, four,
This number makes up my life.
Five, six, seven, eight,
How can I improve my score?
Nine, ten, eleven, twelve,
Don’t even bother,
It’s too late.

That number on a scale,
That number circled in red on top of your test,
That number is you and even me.

Numbers count,
Just look around to see,
How the numbers make up both- you and me.

At the doctor’s,
Your weight is who you are.
At school,
Your grades are who you are.
At colleges,
Your SAT scores decide your fate.
At anywhere in life,
Your number is part of who you are.

The author's comments:
Truly pause to reflect on how much numbers play a role in our society, because at the end of the day all we are is a number whether it be a grade or a weight. Numbers make up our lives, like it or not.

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on Sep. 25 2013 at 2:14 am
SpidersAcrossStars PLATINUM, Hayward, California
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Favorite Quote:
For you, a thousand times over.

I don't know why...but this made me sad which is odd because I don't think that is the purpose of this poem...Hmmmm....nice work though :)