Poetry by Jeff Green

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Sodoku

by cricketjeff on April 29, 2010.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

Sodoku’s almost endlessly annoying
I’m pushing pointless numbers round the page
I can’t believe that any fool’s enjoying
This funny little foible of the age
A crossword teaches words and extra meanings
And jigsaws make a picture when they’re done
Sodoku only pampers to our leanings
For finding ways for having much less fun
The puzzle shouldn’t ever be to tricky
You know that you will know when it is right
So why’s the blasted nuisance quite so sticky
I have to do today’s before it’s night
And somehow when I started I put six in
A space that now I know should have a five
That’s why I’ve wasted bath-time slowly fixin’
That reason why I’d wish I weren’t alive
When you have kids they’ll learn the rules of counting
The first steps on the road towards this curse
Innumeracy a plague that needs surmounting
But doing the sodoku’s ten times worse!