quote the Raven Nevermore
When the Parakeet increased his squawking
with the noise box ceaseless talking
far louder than the muted city roar
then i pondered that curious poem about the lost Lenore
about that bedeviled man and the raven Nevermore
How i envy Poe his quiet midnight
when he could hear a tapping however light
through the window pane or was it a chamber door
when quoth that famous raven Nevermore
I agree oh raven, Nevermore!
Nevermore what power lies in that word
I'm trading my parakeet for a silent gallows bird
that knows only that single solitary noun or did he mean it as a verb?
Nevermore the nightly noises that disturb
television gunfights, cabs screeching off the curb
neighbors who are seldom seen but always overheard
The raven sought a bust of Pallas
as a quiet place to perch
they took me to the rest home
between the firehouse and that bell ringing city church
so to the end of this as must all tales
for now i contemplate Poe's bells, Bells, BELLS!