"Practical Application"

The Original poem by Dan Clark

He's teaching her arithmetic,

He said it was his mission,

He kissed her once, he kissed her twice and said,

"Now that's addition."

And as he added smack by smack

In silent satisfaction

She sweetly gave the kisses back and said,

"Now that's subtraction."

Then he kissed her, and she kissed him,

Without explanation,

And both together smiled and said,

"That's multiplication."

Then Dad appeared upon the scene and

He kicked that kid three blocks away

And said, "That's long division!"


Thought I'd post the real poem here too for those who don't know it. It can also be found in Chicken Soup for the Teenage Soul II on pg. 8

Teehee Dad Lady Bishop, I thought that was a pretty good match but who knows.