Laraloves2write

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“It’s okay to be a glowstick, sometimes we need to break before we can shine.”

Message to Readers

How can this poem cause readers to think about whether they prefer numbers or words and how can it be more impactful?

Numbers & Words

May 23, 2018

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People often ask me,
Which do you prefer?
Numbers,
Words, 
Not a difficult choice at all.
Numbers,
They can take you to space, 
Build machines to make your homes,
Create vehicles to take you around the world,
So why are you so hesitant? 
It’s clear to see,
Numbers,
Are all you need.
Others say, why so indecisive?
Words,
Can describe love,
Hope,
Fear,
 Joy, 
They can create declarations to free people,
Can write stories to change nations, 
For in the heart words are king,
Though in the brain numbers are queen,
How can your heart work without a brain telling it to beat?
Or how can a brain work with no heart to take its commands? 
Now it’s evident to me.
While a number can send you to the moon and back,
Only words can describe what it's like,
To look at your planet as a mere dot on the horizon,
So without hesitating, 
Having considered this before, 
I simply answer:
Both 

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1 Comment
  • Deleted User

    This piece really gives food for thought!


    over 2 years ago