Happy Little Hillbillys Counter

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Happy Little Hillbillys Counter

 

Preamble

(Hillbillys is a cafe = caff)

 

The little chap was wanting to

Show the caff and me

What he'd learned to just express

Mathematically

 

We listened so intently as

He began his count at one

And entertain the audience with

His just-learned number run

 

At twenty was he finished, yes?

(No way, he'd just begun)

Looks like we had to settle back

Until he was all done

 

At ninety nine he'd proved to all

Mathematically unbeaten

His mum then gently reminded him

“Your food needs to be eaten”

 

We gave the chap a silent clap

When he was said and done

When suddenly across the caff

We heard “one-hundred-and-one.......”

 

    Don Matthews

    Oct 2017

     

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    poemagraphic

    Tue 18th Dec 2018 22:18

    Nooooooooooooooooooooooo!

    Loved it Don 10/10 mate

    Po

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    M.C. Newberry

    Tue 18th Dec 2018 12:52

    More upbeat fun from Down Under! But writing it isn't exactly child's play (geddit?). ?

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    Don Matthews

    Tue 18th Dec 2018 08:59

    They master abacas at two
    And like the Chinese masters
    They can beat me and you

    One thousand and one, one thousand and .... ?

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    Brian Maryon

    Tue 18th Dec 2018 07:59

    Did he have an abacus Don?
    Don't suppose computers have reached Oz yet.

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    Taylor Crowshaw

    Tue 18th Dec 2018 06:37

    Wonderfully entertaining poem Don love it.?

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