A Poem for Wednesday

dear 5Dear 5

Written & Illustrated by:: Caroline Williams

Dear 5,

You are swell, you’ve never been better,

You’re a toddler in age and E is your letter.


E is for excellence, and that’s what you are,

You make all the other numbers have to raise the bar.


You’re the fingers on my hands and the toes on my feet,

On a score from 1 to 5 you’re a perfect score in skeet!


You’re May in the year and come after 4,

I can get 5 things with you at the town dollar store.


When there’s a problem in math class like what’s 3 plus 2,

We don’t bother to guess, we just look right to you.


You bring oomph to Maroon and our senses you make up,

You’re the average number of wolves born in a litter of pups.


You make up a basketball team, you are above par,

You’re the number of grace and the points on a star.


You’re the number in my family and I bet you a dime,

Every fifth letter of the alphabet probably does rhyme!


Okay, so maybe not, that statement was fickle,

But I didn’t lose much, a dime is just 2 nickels.


You’re a prime number, a pentagon, in Olympics you’re the rings,

You’re the perfect consonant harmony when somebody sings.


Oh 5! There is so much more I could say,

But this poem has to be done at 12 today.


So I’ll close with just this: you’re a great number indeed,

Without you, we wouldn’t have the numbers that proceed.


You are fine!

Signed: Caroline

Original poem by Caroline 2015, All rights reserved ©



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