#### Iron Math And Society – Poem by Lonnie Hicks

I have so easily accepted these pulley ropes

hoisting my self’s achievements for all to see.

Fames’ Face

applauds Ambition’s ends

and I am promised

to be uplifted

to Security and Prosperity;

Potentialities and Promises

Possibilities gleaming,

Glowing Future-Beacons

calling for Hard Work

Sacrifice and Ideals

to deliver me and mine,

where Deliverance

sits with Happiness

and Contentment

and presumably Love

and Friends too.

A lot here recommends.

But the Pulley Ropes

remind me

simultaneously,

cruelly,

paradoxically

of the zero sum-

one up for me

often is one down for thee,

Iron Math and Society,

algebraically;

gainless goals for me

pains for thee

nothing is the total

algebraically.

Iron Math Indeed.

Competition’s seeds

equal

I win

you lose

equally.

Sad outcome for you

and less clearly,

also

for me.

The Competitive Engine roars

and devours the Participants

who, in riding Success’s Whirlwind

pay the Conductor’s Fee in Ideals Foregone.

We grapple with Horizons

cut from Competitive Cloth

ignorant of other

Choices

Yet Unseen.

#### After Math – Poem by a nobody named maui

Skin flows

From mortal flesh

Yet so surreal,

Glowing with the light

From unabashed

Erotic delight

That lovers feel,

From the sheen of our bliss

Sweet perspiration

Brought about by coupling

Or the so-called goal for

Multiplication.

Decreasing heart rates

After sanity is increased,

Only a fraction of time

Yet it lasted an infinity,

During that moment of release

There was no division.

Subtracted from our bodies

Was the tension

And all in all,

One plus one

Equals one

In this addition.

#### Math Nerd – Poem by Dagan Marti

I sit at my computer,

Looking at math,

Solving equations,

I don’t even bath,

I still have friends,

Who are not as nerdy as me,

Still quite intellegent,

Yet as stupid as can be,

In school I do calculus,

Instead of what I’m supposed to do,

I’m a college level student,

Though I’m just in middle school.

#### Some Math – Poem by Patti Masterman

Anger squared has a negative root

Of well-primed factors, so it won’t compute

The hypotenuse is the longest way

Around a three-cornered hat

And it’s here to stay

And Trigger Nometry

Was not the horse

That Roy road

On the TV course

But when baking an omelette, quiche or pie

You can take my word, for I would not lie;

As in the ground, grows the lowly common-tator,

The eggs are the lowest common denominator.

#### Math Exam! – Poem by Aisha Alansari

Math and Math..

why is it Math?

it takes too long to do its exams.

Sometimes it’s easy sometimes it’s hard,

on the paper it says what’s 4×4?

but then I look down..oh my good..there’s more.

some students have the brain,

however, some students don’t..so you know how they behave.

Complaining

complaining

comp laining

Math and Math..

why is it Math?

it takes to long to do its exam.

Have to think,

think,

think,

if I can’t this is what I’ll bring,

bring,

bring,

Ruler, protractor, calculator and more..

although I used them..

I don’t think I’ll get a good score.

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