Tuesday, August 8, 2017

August 8, 2017


That’s a big bell…. I’m sure all could
hear its sound for miles and miles
around -  calling all to prayer, all to
meet, all to know -  no one is alone.

But what about bells that are retired?
Are they sort of like folks in nursing homes?
They did their job - in their time - and now
they just hang around - silent - doing nothing.

Do both old folks and old bells - just
have memories of when they felt valued
and necessary and everyone knew
they were around by their sound?

© Andy Costello, Reflections  2017

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