Five Fingers

I’ve been quite a wonderer since I was born.
And sometimes that brings me some trouble and scorn.
I just cannot help it! I just get transfixed!
Example: with fingers, why five and not six?!

If we had six fingers, we’d have so much grip!
We’d turn taps off tighter; no water would drip.
We’d be much more dextrous; we’d knit and we’d braid
Just think of the cello songs that could be played!

I know this is quirky, but you can’t deny
The first-rate convenience six fingers would buy.
I figured it out, though—why five fingers sticks:
Our gloves wouldn’t fit us if we all had six.


Image from Deposit Photos © sandesh1264 2012

instagram-icon-square.png   Goodreads Icon_Purple   Amazon Icon   Facebook Icon   Twitter Icon
For exclusive updates and a free book of poems, join the mailing list!

17 thoughts on “Five Fingers

      1. Ha ha!! Now I feel bad!! This’ll teach me not to be a smart ass first thing in the morning! 😉 I love your rhyme! Plus “a little nonsense now and then is relished by the wisest men.” 💖💖💖🍻

        Liked by 1 person

      2. It’s never too early for wit,
        It’s never too late to be wry.
        It keeps all our faculties fit,
        And keeps all our sarcasm dry 😁

        Don’t feel bad. I mean, I wrote a poem in support of extra fingers. I earned a bit of ridicule 😂

        Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s