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(1 February 1902 – 22 May 1967 / Missouri)

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2 and 2 are 4.
4 and 4 are 8.

But what would happen
If the last 4 was late?

And how would it be
If one 2 was me?

Or if the first 4 was you
Divided by 2?

Submitted: Friday, January 03, 2003


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  • Kali Rynearson (12/10/2013 7:55:00 AM)

    He's saying that people are not merely numbers.

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  • Kyle Eller (10/27/2013 8:18:00 PM)

    It is showing that every one is equal and that more people is stronger then one.

  • Karla Manitz (10/27/2013 5:15:00 PM)

    I think it means that you are stronger with more people but when you subtract someone you are not as strong.

  • Koen Bayus (10/24/2013 3:42:00 PM)

    I think it is about relationships not only with #'s but with real people.

    Koen

  • Tedmund Hanrahan (1/7/2010 11:27:00 PM)

    Am i the only one that detects a bit on innuendo in this? I really do enjoy this poem.

  • Kenisha Sanders (11/30/2009 12:39:00 PM)

    hi im kenisha what he means is that a person is late and that he is 2 for being late are you half of 4 for being late and being the same as hughes

  • Riquetta Elliott (4/23/2008 9:52:00 AM)

    But I really like it.

  • Riquetta Elliott (4/23/2008 9:51:00 AM)

    I guess he he means I have to solve the problems that he or she has.

  • Ojedokun, Adeola (2/29/2008 7:09:00 AM)

    riddle or what............? I love it.

  • Emily Broks (1/10/2007 6:55:00 PM)

    Crazy........... I love it

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