Our Sad New World

by Kiko   Jan 28, 2014

Helicopters circle 'round
the little red brick school.

Policemen guard the schoolhouse door,
enforcing strict new rules.

Teacher keeps a loaded gun
inside her pencil drawer.

Mary doesn't bring her lamb
to visit anymore.


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  • 11 months ago

    by mossgirl19

    This is bloody fanstastic! A great truth you have in here.

  • 2 years ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Superb and powerful write.

  • 4 years ago

    by Narph

    Judging Comment:

    This piece is so short and concise and so accurately portrays the emotion of disturbance through really subtle, but jarring descriptions. "Teacher keeps a loaded gun inside her pencil drawer"... When I first read through this, I genuinely thought it would say apple, but no, a gun. And the last line, too. Way to smash everyone's favorite childhood singalong into bits. In a good way, of course. :) The fact that you pulled off this simplicity and clever wordplay while keeping a rhyme scheme astounds me. Great job!

  • 4 years ago

    by jazooy

    Your poem is excellent , amazing , wonderful , and more = ( ect )

  • 4 years ago

    by Akerele1 Segun22

    Simply and concise. God bless you.

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