10 members standing in a line. One disliked the president, and then there were 9.
9 ambitious members offered to work late, one forgot his promise and then there were 8.
8 creative members had ideas god as heaven, one lost enthusiasm, and then there were 7.
7 loyal members got into a fix, they quarreled over programs, and then there were 6.
6 members remained with spirit and drive, one moved away, and then there were 5.
5 steadfast members wished there were more, one became indifferent, and then there were 4.
4 cheerful members who never disagree until 1 complained of meetings, and then there were 3.
3 eager members! What did they do? 1 got discouraged, and then there were 2.
2 lonely members, our rhyme is nearly done. 1 joined BBYO, and then there was 1.
1 faithful member was feeling rather blue, until he met his neighbor, and then there were 2!!!
2 earnest members each enrolled 1 more, doubling their number, and then there were 4!!!
4 determined members just couldn’t wait, ‘til each got another, and then there were 8!!!
8 excited members signed up sixteen more, and in another 6 verses, there will be 1024!!!!
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