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Rated: E · Poetry · Educational · #2095580
A little bit of pi.

A poem about the number pi;
the value is three point one four.
But that’s a value rounded off—
the numbers carry on much more.

To be exact, beyond the point
of decimal there is no end.
It goes on to infinity;
beyond a goal it does transcend.

The number is dimensionless;
in fact, it is a ratio.
Used in math and engineering;
its applications apropos.

The circle is the genesis
of why this number does occur.
Relation to these quantities:
circumference and diameter.

(On Star Trek once, computer banks
  were hijacked by an evil dread.
  Spock ordered them to work on pi;
  the tactic worked—the evil fled.)

No final number can be reached
despite computers’ awesome speed.
Yet solution notwithstanding,
pi will remain a basic need.


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Writing.Com 16th Birthday Poetry Contest
9-5-16

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