Church Bells and Mental Hells - Poetry Weekend


Church Bells and Mental Hells

Church bells are ringing.
Ain’t it swell
To know we might be saved?
We won’t go to hell.

Church bells are ringing.
The choir is singing
Of saviours and joys
And the good tithings
We’re obliged to be bringing.

Church bells are ringing.
Empty streets are humming
For forgotten spirits
And the live ones
Loved ones and their Christmas homecoming.

Church bells are ringing.
The blustery winds coincide.
You can hear the metal tremble
An echo of consolation
For widowed brides.

Church bells are ringing.
But it’s not nearly as loud as the ringing in my head
Ringing outside.
Ringing inside.
It’s almost enough to keep me in bed.

...
Maja Dezulovic

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