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Fire Bell
by stan n nassano

Thursday, April 05, 2007
Rated "G" by the Author.
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For the little kid in all of us.

Back in the day

Every fire rig had one

A fire bell,mounted on front

The loud clanging ringing clearing the way

Horses thundering down the crowded city lanes

Horses replaced by fire engines,yet the bell remains

Shiny chrome bell,beckoning to be rung

On the first warm spring day

With the raising of the overhead doors

Along with the first robins, also arrive

The first station visitor guests to come inside

Exicited kids,with momís pushing baby strollers

A scene to be repeated daily,until(November cold returns)

With tentative tiny steps they do enter

The mysterious house of sleeping firetrucks

Busy men and women in identical shirts and pants

Tiny little steps attracting the attention of the firefighters

Is it ok to look a the look at the fire trucks

The blushing little girl asks?

Do you want to climb on up, is the firemanís reply

Oh can I, can I, mom,please please.

I want to give it a try

Sitting behind the massive wheel,barely seeing over the rise

She,driving to pretend emergencies,lost in time

Reluctantly,getting down,out of the seat

She spies the pull cord hanging down,by her feet

Now her curiosity peaked,whatís this she exclaimís

Having been asked this same question a thousand times

My reply on the ready.

It rings the bell,you want to try?

A tentative yank,a look of distress

As the bell sounds a hollow dullness

Here, let me show you how

Thereís a little trick to make it sing

Following the instruction, she quickly grasped

Ok ok get out of the way

A mighty pull of the rope.

The bell soundís a loud note

With that a joyous,a frenzy of noisy chorus

Of laughter,high pitched shrieks.and giggles

With a stream of wiggles she attacks the bell

Fire bells are made to be rung hard

Send the alarm,ring the bell

OK mom your turn now



03-07 s.nassano

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Reviewed by Poetess of The Soul Sheila G 6/10/2007
Love this STan, what a beautiful sight, a memory I will still see
in my heart!
Never got to ring their bell, but the fireman around here, are still too kind!
They let me turn my bus in their lot daily, to get across the street for a short cut~!!! I make it quick, don't want to get in their way of daily washing of their trucks!
The kid in me like this alot!
I think it's nice you show lots of patience!
YOur flow was incredible right to the end my friend~!
WArmly, WArrior Spirit Lady Sheeeoox
Stay POsitive!
Reviewed by Southern Comfort 6/9/2007
This was such an adorably, sweet write! It brought back wonderful memories of visits to the firehouse, where kind firemen would let me ring their bell. SC
Reviewed by Kathryn Collins 4/18/2007
what excitement! we are kids forever just with much longer stories. My uncle was a fireman in the NYC for many years. I remember the hook and ladder. I remember most the brass pole he'd slide down for our delight. Many moons ago.

Thanks for posting.

Reviewed by Mitzi Jackson 4/6/2007
the kid in me
Reviewed by richard cederberg 4/6/2007
Reviewed by Karen Palumbo 4/5/2007
This is just beautiful and so vivid in description. Funny, I have a photograph of my youngest son when he was about three sitting in a fire truck, wearing a fire hat, trying to drive that big red truck. Brings back fond memories for me, thank you!!

Be safe,

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