1,2,3,4,5,

(I got out alive!)

 

One.

The odd number

The first number

Numero Uno

Looking out for number one.

Three Dog Night had it right.

One is the loneliest number.

 

Now, two.

There's a number!

Couple

Unit

Duet

Duo

Best friends

Old marrieds

You can't tango alone.

 

Three's a crowd

Sometimes it's a party.

A family

A trio

A few

Three wishes.

Three on a match

The Three Musketeers

Three friends is fun

Still, at times three means

the odd one out.

 

Four.

The Four Horsemen

The Four Seasons

(nature's and music's)

How did Frankie Valli sing that high?

Four suits in a deck

Four wheels

Four gospel writers

Four chambers of the heart,

each vulnerable, each open to pain.

And to love.

 

And five

Five fingers

Five toes

Five golden riiinnngggsss.

The Five Little Peppers and How They Grew.

Five can also be a lonely number -

a fifth wheel.

 

We start out alone,

If lucky and blessed, we meet the one for us.

2 can become three to make a family;

three can be three friends, happy, content.

Four people out to dinner or on

a double date, a bridge game.

Five cents is a nickel.

Don't take any wooden ones, now.

 

Ellie Maziekien

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