I don’t do Math!

What does it all add up too?
the seconds of my life,
count them off in gratitude,
daughter, sister, mother, wife.

No number can ever tally,
the measure of our worth,
the answer is in living well,
each day upon the earth.


35 thoughts on “I don’t do Math!

  1. QueenOfTheDessert 07/07/2014 / 9:43 pm

    Very well done. I love the rhythm here and the use of your own person story and wisdom.


    • Claudette 08/07/2014 / 8:07 am

      thank you very much. It just rolled out of my brain.


      • C.C. 08/07/2014 / 1:38 pm

        You have such lyrical things just rolling out of your brain 🙂 I love the rhyme and the meaning and when read aloud it sounds almost like a mantra or meditation chant.


        • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 8:00 am

          Yes,now that you mention it I think it would be good for that. I may add it too my affirmations. Thanks for the vote of confidence in the brain 🙂


    • Claudette 08/07/2014 / 8:08 am

      I’m glad. I have been in the doldrums for a wile, and then this just popped out. Made me feel good.


  2. YeshuM 07/07/2014 / 11:11 pm

    I couldn’t agree more


  3. KymmInBarcelona 08/07/2014 / 1:24 am

    I agree with GD. Love the rhyme.


  4. Jennifer G. Knoblock 08/07/2014 / 5:20 am

    “count them off in gratitude”–the best advice!


    • Claudette 08/07/2014 / 8:11 am

      Yes, but sometimes it is very easy to forget. I have to remind myself.


  5. Jen 08/07/2014 / 6:08 am

    Such a lovely ending to a very sweet poem.


    • Claudette 08/07/2014 / 8:12 am

      Thanks again Jen, appreciate your comment.


  6. GennaClaire 08/07/2014 / 11:04 am

    You make abab rhyme look easy!! Love this positive affirmation.


    • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 7:58 am

      Sometimes it is easy 🙂 Thanks for your nice comment.


    • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 8:00 am

      Thank you. I confess I do like this that have a rhythm, and a rhyme.


  7. Hugh's Views and News 08/07/2014 / 11:32 pm

    This is very inspirational, Claudette. Short, sweet and makes a big impression on all who reads it.


    • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 8:02 am

      Thank You Hugh. I do love the 42 words challenge. Really makes you think about which words to use to get the point across.


    • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 8:03 am

      Thank you Melanie. I am a tidy person, and it warms my neat freak soul to see it all settle into place 🙂


  8. inNateJames 09/07/2014 / 2:12 am

    I have a feeling you also have rhyming couplets rolling around in your brain most of the day. I like how your title explains the line: No number can ever tally. To me, it’s like your saying there’s no point in doing the math; just enjoy it.


    • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 8:04 am

      That is exactly it Nate. When we start to put a “sum” on everything, natural appreciation and enjoyment tend to get lost.
      P.S YES, sometimes my brain thinks in rhyme – all the time! See – it’s just me 🙂


  9. Meg 09/07/2014 / 7:38 am

    This is a perfect little package of joyfulness. Wonderful rhyming, Claudette.


    • Claudette 09/07/2014 / 8:06 am

      Thank you Meg. I have been looking for my Joy for a while now, so it was good that it popped out in these words 🙂


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