By George Potter

If depressed by your age
Remember the Sage
Who by numeric twist
Would thereby insist
That at year Twenty-one
(The age of great fun)
A mathematical quirk
Commences to work
Stopping further addition
From then to perdition.

He said

“Double your age,
Then add an ‘0’
Divide by your age,
C’mon,don’t be slow!
Now add a year
There’s nothing to fear
‘Cos now you will see
That you, too, must be
Just Twenty-one,
George Potter is a retired engineer who now writes because he “likes the challenge of rhyme and metre, and the wish to communicate.”

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