Listen to your Teacher
We had been warned.
Mrs. Warton always said, "Don't Sound".
We all knew the rules.
But Tommy never listened.
He's the dumbest person in my class.
For a ten year old, he's pretty lame.
We should have known he'd do it.
Two hands in a single pant pocket was his tell.
But we watched him take his safety horn out anyway.
Damn all of us for letting him sound.
He had no idea.
No clue to the repercussions of his buffoonery.
But neither did we.
Now we're sure to die.
All of us.
It this pit of frightened children.
With no one left to save the day.
"Don't Sound" -our teacher had always said.
We should have listened harder.