It Takes Numerals

It Takes Numerals

A Poem by justdandy
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Numbers: A one, A two, A three, A four.

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To be in Love takes 2.
2 people in love.
2 hours together.
2 days stuck together during a snow storm.

To have a Family takes 3.
2 humans + usually a bed.
2 adults + child.
The intimate moment + the pregnancy + the birth.

To go on Vacation takes 4.
2 couples + 2 rooms.
A phone, a job, some money, a week off from work.
Maybe a 4 hour drive.

To get a Job takes 5.
A home, a family, an education, a car, clothes-
if you are not a strip dancer.

To be a Writer takes 4.
A pen, a pencil, some paper, and words. 
Imagination, Hope, a Brain, a Hand.

To be a Monster takes 3,
Anger, Hatred, Lust.
A knife, a gun, a crown.

To a Doctor takes 2.
Courage, Knowledge, Degree, owing loans.

To be a Parent takes 1.
1 egg.
1 sperm.
1 hour.
1 day.
1 male.
1 female.

To be Alone takes 0.
0 education.
0 friends.
0 family.
To have no soul.
To be alone, is to be dead.

Its the numbers, that decide our future.
A one, A two, A three, A four, A five.
Let them all go,
you'll be a ghost.

© 2016 justdandy


Author's Note

justdandy
I know I didnt publish anything in a while, I guess everything stayed hidden in my little notebook.

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You have a unique mind & your creativity shows.

"To be a monster..."
There is something fascinating about the way you think.

Thank you for the add. I am glad you found me. I look forward to reading more of your work.
You have a clarifying undertone throughout your writing, which I appreciate.
A true free writer.

Posted 5 Years Ago


justdandy

5 Years Ago

I found you in a unique way... Funny how it is.
Thank you. I look forward to reading many of.. read more
PhoenixDown

5 Years Ago

Quite funny, indeed..
Even a zero is a number, so when we go, zero remains. Very deep thoughts.

Posted 5 Years Ago


justdandy

5 Years Ago

Thank you.
ooh i like how this ends...if we let the numbers go. you'll be a ghost...

and one who is reflecting on how the numbers subtracted life instead of adding to it.

and you are just left multiplying the grief that divided your heart in two.

j.

Posted 5 Years Ago


justdandy

5 Years Ago

Thank you for your kind review.
I agree dear poet.
"It the numbers, that decide our future.
A one, A two, A three, A four, A five.
Let them all go,
you'll be a ghost."
Numbers are everything. Time control all things. I liked your examples leading to the good ending. Thank you for sharing the excellent poetry.
Coyote

Posted 5 Years Ago


justdandy

5 Years Ago

I just noticed a mistake. All thanks to you. Also thank you for your review.
Coyote Poetry

5 Years Ago

I'm glad and you are welcome.

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Added on March 18, 2016
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Tags: numbers, sex, life, genders, us, love, family, job, writer, monsters under my bed, parent, doctor

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