Treasure Island

Khairul Ahsan


One plus one
Is equal to two.
Two minus one
Is equal to zero!

21 March 2014
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Submitted: Friday, March 21, 2014
Edited: Sunday, March 23, 2014

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

The poem may be arithmetically enigmatic, but it is a true reflection of some thoughts that occupied my mind for a while.
When two souls unite and join their hands, they have immense potentialities of love and creativity. If and when either of them walks away, or is demised, both of them become losers and individually their creativity is brought to a nought!

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  • Yash Shinde (5/7/2014 9:37:00 AM)

    ....exceptional thinking! ......Take my salute sir! ..............Not everyone has the wisdom to understand this few lines...................they stretch beyond logistics of maths and science...............great..........losing one's better half, reduces your life to zero...............lovely (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/7/2014 4:55:00 AM)

    @ Yash Shinde
    I am deeply moved by your high praise and appreciation.
    That my four liner has pleased you so much and earned the appreciation of such a high degree is a joy I would relish for yet some more time.
    Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/6/2014 8:46:00 PM)

    @ Ruma Chaudhuri
    I am greatly inspired by your thoughtful appreciation of my four lined poem. Thanks a lot!
    Looking forward to reading and rating some more of your poems soon. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/6/2014 7:29:00 PM)

    @ Amitava Sur,
    Thank you very much for reading my poem and leaving your comment here. I appreciate your thoughtful words. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/6/2014 3:05:00 AM)

    @ Aqua Flower
    Thank you very much for your thoughtful comment on my poem. I am greatly inspired. Much obliged. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (5/5/2014 11:33:00 PM)

    @ Insha Muzafar
    Thanks for reading my poem and sharing your thoughts. I appreciate your comment. (Report) Reply

  • Ruma Chaudhuri (4/6/2014 10:58:00 AM)

    Excellent thought. Unbelievable but true logic. The reality does not follow the mathematics. I also think about zero in different way. However, short and meaningful poem. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Amitava Sur (4/4/2014 5:41:00 AM)

    An exceptional summation and subtraction applies only in the domain of love.... very nice (Report) Reply

  • Susy Evelyne (4/1/2014 3:51:00 PM)

    Very good, neat work, Khairul. The mathematics of LOVE. Mmost people prefer additions to subtractions! (Report) Reply

  • Sky Welch (3/24/2014 7:39:00 PM)

    Oh how curious! I had a thought similar to this a few days ago! my pre calculus teacher was a little confused when I shared it with her though. (Report) Reply

  • Khairul Ahsan (3/22/2014 9:51:00 AM)

    @Connie Yost,
    I am so glad you read my poem, and gave a nod.
    Thanks for the 'A' for my arithmetic.
    My note, if not the poem itself, explains what I wanted to say! (Report) Reply

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