When Two And Two Make Five

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Status: Finished  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Sometimes things just add up wrong.

When Two And Two Make Five


When I was much younger

I learned how to divide,

To add, subtract and multiply

They also did provide.

So why is it so frequent

When I’m working to survive

That no matter how I look at it

Two and two make five.


Making sense of behaviour,

Of what someone might say,

There’s a hidden element

That makes me lose my way.

It might just be an expression

Or a word that has been said

But my ability to work things out

Seems to leave my head.


That invisible thing that’s factored in

Leads me to confusion,

It might not be really there

But it still makes an intrusion.

So when two and two make five

Let me add it up some more,

That intruder will vacate my head

Then two and two make four.

Submitted: September 07, 2016

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Mike S.

Well, Hully, skip the new math where 2 + 2 equals 5, and stick to the old tried and true math!

Wed, September 7th, 2016 4:36pm


Strange thing, Mike. When I go grocery shopping two and two seem to make three which I guess is why I always spend more than I expect.

Wed, September 7th, 2016 9:49am

Lionel Walfish

clever one, Hully......and so true!!

Wed, September 7th, 2016 4:45pm


Glad you enjoyed it, Lionel!!

Wed, September 7th, 2016 9:50am

Jaqcue Terrier

A good poem overall.

Sat, September 10th, 2016 3:46pm


Thanks a lot.

Sat, September 10th, 2016 8:48am

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