With a little twist and turn ( actually a lot), I am writing about this conversation that truly happened when I was in Elementary School (I don’t remember what grade) between my teacher and myself. It was decades ago so I had to use my imagination to bring it back to life. The part (IT DEPENDS) is as it was. I tried to have a little fun with it. Here it is…
Why my teacher would
Laughed when I said, “It depends,”
To her question: “What is more?
Two plus two or three plus four?”
Anytime she asked,
My friends laughed out loud!
My answer was always, “It depends”!
She would angrily insist: “Depends on what?”
My answer: “Two apples and two dirty socks
Is less than three candies plus four shiny rocks.
But three frowns plus two tears
Is less than two smiles plus two parents.
See, teacher, it all depends!”
And now you see-
Why today to my dismay
I can’t remember which is more,
Two plus two or three plus four!!!