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Book Reveiw: Algebra 1

September 9, 2012
By GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
GreyGirl ELITE, Pohang,Kyungbuk, Other
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Most books I will devour in ecstasy.
All but one. The one that sits before me.
I do not understand the language it is written in, yet I must conquer it.

The book is a mystery but with
no explanation in the ending.
There is a sequel, though, promising new developments. Algebra 2.

Algebra. Three syllables, there.
Half the first line of a haiku.
That’s the only fraction I can make. And it is not from lack of trying.

I am a writer not some
mathematician, born to count
Or add, subtract, divide. The numbers swim before my eyes.

Black ink runs down my cheeks.
It mixes and cakes my skin,
streaking my face with the numbers I meant to write.

Confused, I huddle
With my pencil raised
Annotating, but not understanding.

Are little help
When it actually comes to translation.

Teachers frown,
At my sweat—
The answer I produce.

I write.
I read.
I don’t compute.

Help me.

The author's comments:
There is a pattern to this poem. 10+10=20, 9+9=18,etc

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on Aug. 16 2013 at 4:12 pm
Superhero_Fan SILVER, Tomorrowland, California
7 articles 1 photo 163 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Impossible; for How many people did you know who refracted your own light to you?” - Fahrenheit 451

Wow you're good! I had to read part of it twice before I figured out you were talking about the syllables! Great job. ^_^