John Sensele

Gold Star - 40,705 Points (12.09.1953 / Ndola, Zambia)

The Cue, Clue And Glue Of Mathematics - Poem by John Sensele

I never dreamt
Mathematics once a terror
I've ever learnt
From my life would delete a major error

As I struggled to make sense
Out of the labyrinth
Mathematics built from the nonsense
The terror in silly stealth

Conveyed in minds
That by dint of patience and perseverance
Gleaned from underneath concepts, processes and procedure behind blinds
Rewarded in a walk punctuated by persistence and insistence

To spawn understanding
Continually growing in incremental steps
To facilitate a commanding
Assimilation not through biceps or triceps

But through pen and paper dedicated practice
Through sweat and tears
Clearing all the fears

Mathematics once held
In my brain and in my attitude
Until with misconceptions withheld
Along grew fortitude and soared my latitude

Prompting the belief
That you, too
Could cut out the mischief
That claims you've got no Mathematics clue.

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Poem Submitted: Tuesday, April 24, 2018

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