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