The school bell

School bell hanging in window

Copyright – David Stewart

I still remember the old school bell
Children running pell-mell
All was well with the world
Then the wail of sirens

Children running pell-mell
Clanging bells raising hell
Plumes of smoke unfurled
On and on the wail of sirens

Clanging bells raising hell
As if sounding a death knell
Teachers called to boys and girls
Shouting above the sirens

As if sounding a death knell
Bombs shrieked as they fell
Unleashing violence beyond words
Mocking the sound of sirens

Bombs shrieked as they fell
Our world became living hell
Some of us did not emerge
When at last came silence


About TheImaginator

35 year old sciolist living in Tokyo. I like swing dancing, Twitter word games, writing, using, reading, and watching movies. I write stuff on my blog occasionally.
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15 Responses to The school bell

  1. Nice venture into a different sphere. You conveyed a terrible happening. I like the use of your repeated phrase.


  2. Rajlakshmi says:

    I loved the refrain of second line of each verse and the inner rhymes. Beautiful flow.

  3. Hey Imaginator, Really enjoyed that. Love the way you wove the same words in and then a complete bomb shell drop in flow right on the last line. Superb!

  4. Good work. This piece has a steady flow to it, moving it forward. Too bad these scenes are taking place in our world.

  5. Dear Imaginator,

    Hiroshima? No matter where it’s a good piece. My hat’s off to the poet.



  6. camgal says:

    Nice flow and story. I nominated you on my blog 🙂

  7. Nerice says:

    There’s a terrific amount of kndlewoge in this article!

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