A day like so many
We had played in the playground
The usual games, football and handball,
The bell rings, its line up for class.
In neat rows, we stand, shoulder to shoulder
Teachers checks if the milk has been drunk,
We are restless as its warm today
Then the unexpected occurs.
We are rained down on by fish,
The playground around our feet
Is soon scattered with these creatures
We thought lived in the sea.
Everyone is silent, what is happening,
In wonder we watch as more and more
Fall down upon us, landing on random heads
Teachers as astounded as us.
It is over as quickly as it began,
We are shuntered off to class,
The incident never spoken about
But always remembered.
I have never forgotten that one afternoon
Where it rained fish,
Small colourful creatures
Dead by the time they came to earth.
My tale has been doubted so often
But doubt all you like
I was there that day
Sheer wonder was what I saw.