I’ve never been friends

            with numbers

They’ve never been friends

            with me.

I’m afraid that subtraction

Almost drives me to distraction,

I’d much rather watch T.V.


I can’t multiply 9 by 8

Most days I can’t remember

            the date,

If I go in a shop and

            have to pay,

How much change should

            I take away?


What’s 98 divided by 11?

Did that phone number end

In a 6 or a 7?

How many 4’s in 73?

            Don’t know.

But I do wish that

Numbers were friends

                         with me.