Monday, April 6, 2015

A Poem with Numbers


April is poetry month. This month I will be crafting and sharing original poems. Often, these poems will be messy and early drafts. Many of us are sharing our poems on twitter using the hashtag, #digipoetry. We hope you join us!


20 years teaching
6505 steps walked yesterday
Drank 10 glasses of water
Alarm wakes me at 5:16am
Picture taken everyday at 5:22 pm
11 comments on that blog post
12 likes on my instagram photo
50 days left in the school year

Our lives are 
measured by 
numbers.


I resist numbers.
Turn away.
Ignore them.
Discredit numbers 
by declaring, 
"Numbers are stupid."
But...

I am wrong. 
Numbers are 
NOT stupid.
They don't 
tell the
whole story.

We need the 
whole story
not just the 
numbers...

This is my 
300th 
blog post!

Days and days of 
writing and
risking to
tell my 
story...

Time and time 
again, 
300 times over!


4 comments:

  1. You are 100% honest and true. Your light and your brightness shine through!

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  2. Hip! Hip! Hooray! for your numbers today! Such awesomeness. Who said data doesn't prove learning? Hah! You are an expert now!

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  3. I think I like numbers only when they benefit me! Can that work? :)

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  4. Congratulations on your 300th post! This poem would make a great mentor text as it asks us to think about the numbers in our day. Loved this line: "our lives our measured by numbers." So true.

    Cathy

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