Friday, March 8, 2013

FF55,3/8/13, Mystery and Maze

I love the solid comfort
 of numbers you can hold
coins, blocks.
And word problems:

 4 apples at 16 cents-       
Or a car traveling 45 miles an hour
going 90 miles from
Sandyhook to Millersville -

And I liked measuring
more than scary insubstantial
formulas of geometry,
trig and calculus
How did I ever pass them?

                                            Never saw a way out of the maze.
However thanks to many tutors all through College I made it!


Brian Miller said...

ha. numbers and facts are def easier to hold....and some easier than others...physics fascinated me but it took a long time for me to get a grasp on it...

Yvonne Osborne said...

I like this. Personally, I've always had an urge to count things, anything: slats on chairs, windows on houses, fenceposts and cars passing on the other side of the road. I don't know what that's called but I was terrible at math. Really like your first two lines, btw. And have a great day!

g-man said...

You passed Trig and Calc?
I just didn't get it.
I took geology instead
Loved your retrospective 55
Thanks for playing, and please have a Kick Ass Week End

Other Mary said...

If two trains are travelling in opposite directions at different speeds what time do you have to be there to meet Aunt Ella at the station? Lol, I actually preferred geometry, but liked writing even more. And I like your 55 too!

hedgewitch said...

Better you than me--math is a lovely thing, if your mind can wrap around it, but I'm afraid it's a foreign language to me. Great 55. (At least I can count that far. ;_) )