The Ringing Bells

My stomach churns

I taste bile in my throat

The bells chime loud

And I feel my heart pounding

Sweat breaks from my skin

I look everywhere

For help

Finding nothing but emptiness

The ringing bells grow louder

All I want is to scream

But my voice is stuck

I can’t utter a sound

The bells are deafening

I think I can bear no more

It’s my cue

I say