A Liverpool Schoolmaster

( 'Pop Sweeney's Pen )
A liverpool classroom 1948-51

The plumage pointing to the sky
so like a rising lark
Inspiring those with thoughts on why
it chose that place to park

It doesn't do a single thing
It doesn't make a sound
It surely won't be long before
it's back here on the ground
And yet it's been there for some time
Above our old classroom
This awe-inspiring length of quill
This thought-provoking plume

I wonder why it first rose up
to make its fateful flight
To pierce the great beyond up there
beside the ceiling light
I do know this - if e'er falls
from that high place it soared
A rising pen when used correct
is mightier than the sword.....

By Norm Whittle