celialove (celialove) wrote in iambic_5meter,

On being driven out of the residential building at 10:00 AM for a fire drill

I was awake at 10:00 when I
Endeavored to go in the shower, but
There rang throughout the building such a cry
That it resounded deep within my gut.

O horrid noise! O most obnoxious buzz!
You are not worthy to be called a “bell”
For you are the worst sound that ever was,
And your mad keening’s suited more for hell.

Still, driven out into the winter snow
With not even a single book to read
I had no choice—in my view—but to go
To the school library to fulfill that need.

So I suppose, though I’m loathe to admit,
Some small measure of good did come from it.
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