Someone’s Savior


A million ancient scrolls
lost to hate’s rising tide.
What floods the island,
hurts the state,
and to ignore overflow,
desiccates the soul.

When you hear the bell
don’t dawdle in the shoals.
Dive in. Be someone’s savior.
Don’t ask for whom it tolls.

© 2022 | K.Hartless

dVerse Poet’s Pub|Quadrille#162 For Whom the Bell Tolls

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  1. I love the use of assonance to create the sound of a bell in the rhymes: scrolls, soul, bell, shoals and tolls, which punctuate the poem and give it pace. And I love the way you’ve included the Donne reference in the final line. Such a pity about the ancient scrolls.

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