Math Test

Math Test

A Poem by Earl Schumacker

Drinking, driving and math


Math Test

Normally a wake up call will do

Chance favors the mind prepared

A math quiz waits for an idiot in class

The university is an hour away by helicopter

Einstein begins his calculations over time

Over a bottle of morning whiskey in a cup

An hour late is an hour lost as he wakes up

Why not steal a car, a Plymouth with some gas

The student hits a guard rail at 90 mph going fast

Mountain cliffs are high. Canyon roads are hard

The brakes work fine but acceleration is more fun

How fast was he traveling to class when he went over

No longer will he have to answer stupid questions

Whatever was left inside that head fried to a crisp

A bolt of lightning strikes him dead before he lands

Or did he die while suspended in mid air

In suspended animation for that split second

Was it an act of God and nature or an accident

The one of being born an idiot

We must do the math before we go to class

© 2020 Earl Schumacker

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Added on May 27, 2020
Last Updated on May 27, 2020
Tags: test, judgement, death


Earl Schumacker
Earl Schumacker

Atlantic City, NJ

B.A. Degree in Literature and Language. I enjoy writing short stories, poetry, novels and keeping up with new scientific discoveries. I enjoy philosophy and Art appreciation. more..