Over the public address system
perched on top the cornice
comes a booming voice
to tell the younger students
to drop their silly games
and return to serious pursuits
like math for mental discipline,
history to prevent the future
from being as brutal as the past,
science for useful information
or art just for the sake of rounding things out.
However, before long a higher voice
will call us all in from life's bitter playground
for lessons of an altogether different sort.
© D. Sam Abrams