Thursday, April 18, 2013

N is for Numbers

Generally speaking I kind of hate numbers. And math. I definitely hate math.
But when I read this poem, I LOVED it. Who knew that numbers and words mixed together could be so powerful?


Living in Numbers 
by Claire Lee 
 
Sunday, August 22, 2010:
Number of times I've woken up after
oversleeping and sprung out of bed like a ninja: 959
Number of broken bones: 3
Number of scars, physical: 4; emotional: 947
Number of funerals attended: 7
Number of friends, Facebook: 744, real: 9
Number of cavities filled: 0

Percentage of people I can stand in the world: 3.5
Number of times I've laughed so hard my sides would bruise: 2,972
Number of times I've wanted to bawl my eyes out: 320
Number of things I regret: 11
Number of things I know: 918,394

Monday, August 23, 2010:
Number of times I've woken up after oversleeping and sprung out  
   of bed like a ninja: 960
Number of broken bones: 3
Number of scars, physical: 4; emotional: 1,293
Number of funerals attended: 7
Number of friends, Facebook: 800, real: 7
Number of cavities filled: 0

Percentage of people I can stand in the world: 3.4
Number of times I've laughed so hard my sides would bruise: 2,973
Number of times I've wanted to bawl my eyes out: 321
Number of things I regret: 13
Number of things I know: 918,390

3 comments:

  1. Huh. Interesting that the things known goes down.

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  2. I hate numbers and math makes me break out into a cold sweat, but I love this too. Very clever.

    Stopping by from the A-Z, it's great to meet you! :)

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