The World of Numbers


mathematics is a passion
that is understood by few.
It holds a fascination
that entrances me, its true.
I love the world of numbers
they're like keys to golden locks
when they are inserted
open wide their magic box.
i think of them as puzzles
that cry out for me to solve...
hold within their language...
clues that make this world revolve.
geometry and algebra
are games I love to play...
once i learn the rules they then
become logical array.
You may think me weird,
and perhaps, in this, it's true...
but mathematics is a passion
and it entrances me X2.


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maticmagister 5 years ago from Slovenia

this made me smile... :) love it!!! even tho i hate mathematics, probably because i am not good at it. :))

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Gypsy48 5 years ago

Math was my worst subject!I really like this poem though.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

maticmagister, glad to bring a smile to you today...your comment brought one to me! thanks!

Gypsy, hmmm...sorry to bring up a sore subject, then. I'm sure glad you liked the read though! thanks for stopping by!

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lyndre 5 years ago from Scotland

Nice one. I love those maths puzzles.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Thanks, too!

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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

nice, math has always been my love of numbers also. God Bless my dear

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

thanks, vet! If I could do it all again, I would teach math at the Jr. College level!

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dianeaugust 5 years ago from Tennessee

tnderhrt23--I love this--and the picture. I so envy your finesse at rhyme--you are the expert, seriously. I love the phrase like keys to golden locks and the ending just makes the entire thing ADD UP to perfect in my math book! Makes me want to go get my calculator our and play with it awhile. DA

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Pixel-Alchemist 5 years ago from Waitakere Auckland : New Zealand

Well as you can guess, Math was my personal hell at school. Now I am older I marvel at the fact there is nothing in nature, including sound itself that is not made up by mathematical equations. The Golden Number, the Golden Mean. However this is a fantastic poem. It really made me smile. I shall have to share this one with my 9 Year old Nephew who absolutely loves maths.

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michael ely 5 years ago from Scotland

Hi tnderhrt23, I really liked the poem, although i definitely never had any fondness for maths, Michael.

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GusTheRedneck 5 years ago from USA

tnderhrt23 - I thought that I would never see... a good poem about mathematicry. Loved the poem. Hate the number stuff. Nice one no matter my inability to add 2 and 2.

Gus :-)))

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Many thanks! This was a fun write! I figured people who love numbers like I do would relate, and people who hate math would laugh at a little weirdo who loves numbers! A win-win proposition all the way around! lol...

da, in moments of extreme boredome, I have whipped out the trusty calculator and played!

PA I would be delighted for you to share this poem with your nephew!

Gus, you remind me of me and ice skating! I just love to watch iceskaters whirl so gracefully on the ice, but I couldnt skate if my life depended on too clumsy for that!

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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

X2, now how clever is that? Great.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

always, you are always a joy! thanks!

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Stigma31 5 years ago from Kingston, ON

Wonderful, it reminded me of Dr. Suess when I was reading it.

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

I just love Dr. Suess, this is a most high compliment, indeed! Thank you, Stigma!

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chisom emmanuel 5 years ago from NIGERIA

this is beautiful coz really when you grab the rules the become simple like logical array

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

chisom emmanuel, thanks so much for your lovely comment. It makes so much sense to me...math!

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CMCastro 5 years ago from Baltimore,MD USA

I can do Sudoku in my sleep!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

oooooo CMCastro, I am addicted to Sudoku! thanks for stopping in and commenting!

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epigramman 5 years ago

...well you've got my number because I am always enchanted by what you write and what you have to say and how you express it in your very own unique poetic language!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

LOL, Epigramman! Thank you so very much! You just make my heart dance!

Marina Lester 5 years ago

Math is a language sadly not in me, and I know few who write numbers as well as poetry. You are one blessed tnderhrt, thank you for sharing. ps - neat pic!

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tnderhrt23 5 years ago Author

Marina! It is great to see you! Thanks so much for stopping by! I was a math geek, I admit it...still am I guess. It just struck me one day, this little poem about the numbers that I am passionate Take good care!

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BeyondMax 4 years ago from Sydney, Australia

What a clever rhyme, Marsha =) I was hooked on the title, desperately wanted to get to the bottom of it =) You put a smile on my face, it's amazing!

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tnderhrt23 4 years ago Author

Max, your comment made me smile! And it's true, I always loved math!

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