Birthdays

birthday-947438_1280

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,
Perennially!”
           
George Potter is a retired engineer who now writes because he “likes the challenge of rhyme and metre, and the wish to communicate.”

3 thoughts on “Birthdays

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s