Once

Posted: September 19, 2014 in Poetry
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Once I thought you were a zero
The queen of numbers
Able to morph all things within
Yet leave them changeless

But like the number zero
Unfortunately you have an ability
To make all things around you
Equal your value

And once I thought you were just a pest
But I’ve come to realize
You are much more like a
pestilence

Only you
Can turn
Every thing
Into no thing

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Comments
  1. Quantity into quality. Nicely morphed, Ben.

  2. Miranda Stone says:

    Clever construct here, Benjamin. A nice play on words (zero, no thing). Well done, you awesome poet. πŸ™‚

  3. bejamin4 says:

    Thank you, Miranda. You just made my day a little better! πŸ™‚ Here we are at the weekend once again. I feel like we say that every other day. Time is going faster.

  4. I suck at math. This was clever none the less. Well done, Benjamin.

  5. stacilys says:

    Ouch! That one stings.

  6. bejamin4 says:

    Hopefully it is just one sting and not the sting of an entire hive. Have a great start to your weekend!

  7. Love the play with “zero”. I had never thought of it in that context. It can reduce everything to itself- “no thing”. very powerful number and it saddens me someone would exemplify that power in relationships…

    • bejamin4 says:

      Thanks. It saddens me as well. But unfortunately some people must always be in control of every situation and use manipulation to get what they want. I’m sure we all have come across people like this in our lives. We can only hope they will change for their next relationship and be happy to know we are away from the situation, especially if it was very painful and destructive. Thanks again, for commenting. Hope you’re having a beautiful start to your weekend!

  8. tenderlytina says:

    So sad

  9. Phen Weston says:

    Mathematically and poetically perfect πŸ™‚

  10. redgladiola says:

    Love the word play in that last line with the turning into “no thing” which combines with the connotation of “nothing.” =)

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