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Hard Math
by Leland Waldrip

Monday, August 04, 2003
Rated "G" by the Author.
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Metallic reality.



The reasoned metal of hard math

Casts its shadow on poverty’s path. 

Would that future blades of youth

Keen to steely mathematic truth:


Add mate too soon,

Multiply each June,

Divide fortune today,

Subtract tomorrow’s away!






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Reviewed by Dale Clark 1/21/2009
I agree with Robert, your mind is razor sharp.
Reviewed by Robert Blackwell (Reader) 8/13/2003
Leland, your mind is sharper than a razor!
Reviewed by Ted Sheridan (Reader) 8/5/2003
Really clever and not new math.
Reviewed by La Belle Rouge (Reader) 8/5/2003
Now this is clever!
Reviewed by Nancy D. 8/5/2003
Very clever, great write.

Reviewed by Trish - The Trickster 8/5/2003
Clever...but excellent, as always.
Reviewed by OnepoetGem *the Poetic Rapper 8/4/2003
I use to hate math, it just wasn't my choosen path. English either but I didn't love neither. Your poem kind of adds up. My mate came late, and i'm still in your poems fate. hey, you opened the gate, so now i relate. g
Reviewed by Kay P Devenish 8/4/2003
Wow...I would have loved to have been this gems author.
Best wishes
Reviewed by E T Waldron 8/4/2003
very creative write, agree with Kate! Those wedding bells do more than break up old gangs;-)
Reviewed by Kate Clifford 8/4/2003
Clever play of words!
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 8/4/2003
i am allergic to math, too; was HORRIBLE at it (still am; can do multiplication, division, subtraction, and addition, as well as some fractions, but NOT MUCH ELSE! i can only do VERY BASIC math; this new math is WAYYYY beyond me!) (((HUGS))) and love, your math-allergic friend, karen lynn. :( good write, leland; thanks for sharing!
Reviewed by Katy Walsvik 8/4/2003
Applied math, eh? for we can apply this to a generation.. My goodness, Leland, you have a
"steel-trap" mind for wonderful rhyme.. your commentary is delivered so cleverly.. I'm so glad that word 'math' didn't keep me from this most enjoyable and thought provoking read. Yes.. you're very cool! katy.
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 8/4/2003

i'm allergic to math LOL

but this added up--great job!

(((HUGS))) and love,

karla. :)
Reviewed by Susan Barton (Reader) 8/4/2003
Oh so true!
Reviewed by serenety L 8/4/2003
That makes maths sound very simple
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 8/4/2003
You've made it sounds tooo simple, but in reality it isn't. Good write.

Sandie Angel a.k.a. May Lu :o)
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 8/4/2003
Oh this was good....I think I get it!!
You made your bed....sleep on it....and now I am so damn stupid I fix that damn bed every morning.......Tsk Tsk Tsk!!

Love Ya!!
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 8/4/2003
So simple it's mind-bogglin'. Good stuff.
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