Study Hall

Study Hall
By “Wordcoaster”
One Scrooge-like grandmother
Twenty grumbling kids
Feeling trapped, in a cage, by a tiger
Sharp claws, sharper fangs
Rage, enmity, even loathing thoughts
Fill the room
And though they are silent,
Their souls cry out
For freedom
So they whisper;
An act of defiance
The whispers grow
As does their courage
Till the tiger pounces again,
Striking down another victim
And hope fades  once  more
An hour later the cage is opened
And the kids, never looking back, flee


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mary
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:17:04

    you certainly have created a vivid picture of study hall and the ‘tiger’ in charge. I like your presentation as well.


  2. Poetry & Icecream
    Oct 03, 2011 @ 07:31:32

    Very clever; the tiger, the cage and the shape of your poem (a keyhole) well done!!!


  3. Nanka
    Oct 07, 2011 @ 00:26:52

    Brings images of light, joy, warmth, and life; it also brings strong images of darkness, despair, coldness, sadness and death.While Scrooge depicts winter and just as winter is followed by spring with the renewal of life, which your shape poetry shows in the tree shaped image!! Marvelous!!


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