Now that’s bemusing!

Numbers are infinite. I remember learning this in school and being amazed by this mind-blowing concept. As a poet, I contemplate the mysteries of life, and to me, numbers are a forgotten puzzle, because we’ve become comfortable with them. I wrote the following poem to express the awe I see in numbers and to encourage all of us to reflect on the wonder of the number!


One, Two, Three, Four

What comes next?

Can you count some more? 

Five, Six, Seven, Eight

Keep on going

You’re doing great! 

Nine, Ten…Isn’t that the end?

No, numbers are forever,

Do you have a few minutes to spend? 

Eleven, Twelve, Thirteen, Fourteen,

Keep on counting,

Do you see the pattern forming? 

Fifteen, Sixteen, Seventeen, Eighteen,

Numbers are a mystery,

Like imaginary ones, which can’t be seen. 

Nineteen, Twenty, Twenty-one, Twenty-two

Where do numbers come from?

The Creator of everything, it’s true! 

Twenty-three, Twenty-four, Twenty-five, Twenty-six

God is the real maker!

Creator of numbers and all that exists. 

Twenty-seven, Twenty-eight, Twenty-nine, Thirty

You can count for years and years,

And numbers will never reach the end of eternity. 

Thirty-one, Thirty-two, Thirty-Three, Thirty-four

Just follow the pattern  

And you will count forevermore.

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