Mr. R.’s World of Math


will you ever get there?

infinity symbol
I’ll count to one hundred,
Bragged John-Jacob Jay,
I’ll count to one thousand,
Screamed Stacey-Sue Gray…
That’s nothing!
Yelled Michael-José-Jeffrey Binadee,
I’m counting much higher,
Like right to infinity!
No way! Yelled John-Jacob,
And Stacey, just laughed,
But Michael was counting,
And time came and passed…
Mike counted all day,
Mike counted all night,
He counted in dark,
He counted in light…
He counted for minutes,
For days, and for weeks,
Mike counted so long,
His jaws got the creaks…
He got to one thousand,
Then ten thousands too,
Mike was determined,
He even missed school…
Two weeks to one million,
He kept counting more,
Ten years to one Trillion!
His tongue was so sore!!!
His friends were in college,
Mike stuck to his goal,
And while he counted,
Mike had grown old…
His beard was quite long,
His hair was quite white,
But he kept up his counting,
Mike’s goal was in sight!
But what he forgot,
Even though he keeps going,
You can’t count infinity,
‘Cause Infinity’s growing!

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