The math of love and life

Posted: February 23, 2014 in Humor, Just for fun, Poetry
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I wrote the first verse of this one day as a response to a mathematical poem my husband wrote.  The rest is just something fun for Sunday.

Squaring my shoulders
I admit you wrecked the angle of my heart.
I hadn’t factored in how prime you were
And our lives have intersected ever since.
It may not seem rational
But we do have many common factors
So it all adds up.

Then we went forth and multiplied.
Our children were a divergent series
and often diametrically opposed
but we felt they had some of our eccentricity.
No formula to raising children;
sometime you just have a hypothesis.
But the sum of it all was positive.

The probability was that we’d still be rational
(and it seems the parent functions still are)
although that may be a product of our imagination.
Thankfully, we’re not yet a null set
and the odds are in our favor
that we got most of the answers right.
Now the focus is back on the pair of us.

  1. Sonel says:

    So creative! Love it! 😀

  2. I wish we had poems like this in our schools :o)

  3. And we’re really holograms. And all equations are unequaled when we teach our little sums and daughters to drive, right?
    Nice poem.



    • That comment leaves me a bit flat, Rochelle. Maybe the decreasing function of my brain has something to do with it. Perhaps I’m going in a negative direction or maybe the axis of the world has shifted. It just doesn’t seem to add up. The probability is that we’ll never know, but sometimes I do feel as though we’re in the matrix. 🙂


  4. Jan W. Fields says:

    It’s all pi to me. I will have apple.

  5. Amy says:

    I love the title of the post and the poem, a clever one, Janet! It took me a while to focus on “the pair of us”.

  6. M. R. says:

    TOTALLY EXCELLENT, Janet! – clever, witty and amusing. I hope he was as tickled by it as he should’ve been, that’s all I can say! 😀

  7. BRILLIANT… You are a classy lady!

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