A Clockwork by Numbers

A Clockwork by Numbers

A Poem by Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
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I am not very good with numbers, and that's putting it lightly. But with them resides the secret of the universe and possibly the working of love.

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A Clockwork by Numbers 

(In love)

By

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada 


Science has debated 
Since beginning of time

While philosophers ponder
Its meaning in ryhme 

For time is relative
To those who equate

It flows numerically 
As men contemplate

Admittedly, I'm lacking 
Einstein's genius resolve 

Defining expansive universe 
Within equation he solved 

Throughout vast numbers 
And beyond decimal dot

Enigmas are revealed 
In mathematics we're taught 

The weight of an atom
Is granular and pure

Our cosmos are endless 
Mind-numbing they stir

Despite our intentions 
We fail to see

The principles of love
Lack discovery 

No number can  quantify
The yearning of heart

Lost is all sense
As emotions fall apart

But one can find 
solace in two

For prime is a number
Equal to you

  

© 2021 Carlos Lorenzo Estrada


Author's Note

Carlos Lorenzo Estrada
Recently got into a minor disagreement with my muse. She insulted my intelligence (rightly so) by saying "You are no Einstein, fool." And my retort was just as cruel as I said "You are no Shakespeare!". In which she replied with burning wit, "Speak for yourself, idiot. " I had to admit that hurt. But I am still alive so maybe....yeah right keep dreaming. Feel free to comment or leave thoughts.

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This is so creative Carlos. I don't know how you come up with them. Don't feel bad about math, physics and such; we all struggle with them. Reading your caption made me smile for we always insult someone by comparison. You forgot(Elvis). Just kidding.
Enjoy your holidays sir and a job always well done.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you Sami for taking the time to read and comment on this poem. It was inspired by reading a b.. read more
Sami Khalil

11 Months Ago

Wow! I feel you. You are welcome muchly.
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Very clever Carlos, read it at speed the 2nd time and it just trips off the tongue.
Merry Christmas To ya :))

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Merry Christmas to you and your family Gee. Thank you for your sweet comment. I so appreciate it.


Full marks sir .. please note, I have deliberately avoided the use of any numerals to avoid any confusion whatsoever ................................................... N:)

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you Neville for the kind comment as always my friend. There is nothing that causes more distr.. read more
Neville

11 Months Ago


............................... me too :)
I'm no whiz kid. But I get rhyme. Straight and to the point without being a cheap one liner. Reads like an actual poem. Accessible. This is what poetry should be.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you for sharing your thoughts. Lately I had been submitting such serious pieces of poetry and.. read more
M. J. Smith

11 Months Ago

It will be a dad day when love is reduced to math equation or chemical formula. And your most welcom.. read more
I love those last two lines! "For prime is a number Equal to you!" No need to be Alan Turing or Albert Einstein to be a poet whose words are enjoyable to read. This poem flows so well. I liked it. Lydi**

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you Lydi for the kind comment. Just as there is a science to numbers so to the same applies t.. read more
Women can inspire men in the weirdest - and sometimes cruelest - of ways. :)
I feel like taking out a math book now that I've read this but is upstairs and I don't feel ike getting up. ha

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Every time I look a bank statement I feel exactly the way you just described my friend. Thank you R.. read more
"For prime is a number --- Equal to you" ----- You have proved it! And they say that I'm not in my prime any longer. Huh, A lot they knew. ------ None the less, poems such as yours provides hope that we have not all gone by way of the deadly serious. And this poem proves, beyond a shadow of a doubt that, whit is kept on the earth by the aid of quantum gravity. Yes, and humor is held in place by a string of theories. Thanks for the fun read, and the enlightenment. :)

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you JE for sharing your thoughts with me on this poem. I am in total agreement with you my fr.. read more
I loved the uniqueness of this poem, how it blended real things into real emotions! They rhymes are brilliant too, and the story you offered behind it added even more, maybe a tinge if melancholy. I’m also absolutely horrible with numbers, b hey! Maybe that’s why we’re writers in the first place. This poem is full of the usual charm with something new and it was such a fun read, true poetry. Thank you so much for sharing!

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you Colacat for your thoughts on this piece. In the mid 70's I was held back a grade because .. read more
Vertigo Cat1111

11 Months Ago

Exactly, that's a perfect way to describe it. No kid should ever feel left out just because they're .. read more
She has successfully inspired a romamathmatical equation which highlights the occasion
A very enjoyable pre-X-mas present

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you Dave my muse has been working overtime this holiday season that is for sure. Sometimes I q.. read more
I always enjoy your author's note along with your poems. I like this about the vastness and mysteries of the universe and the relativity of time, along with a lesson reminding us to not lose sight of love.

Posted 11 Months Ago


Carlos Lorenzo Estrada

11 Months Ago

Thank you Shelley for sharing your thoughts with me. In the vastness of this universe and our histo.. read more
Shelley Warner

11 Months Ago

Yes, well said. When I was married, I tried to analyze our love. Maybe because it was a difficult re.. read more

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Added on December 14, 2021
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