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Whom the Bell Calls

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Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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Whom the Bell Calls
~~~~~~~~~~~

The  bells  announced  the  wedding
in  the  church  across  the  park
Their  echo  flinched  a  nerve
and  made  my  daily  bottle  drop
~
With  tears  that  stung  my  eyes
as  my  clouded  memory  stirred
My thoughts raised from the broken glass
and  centered  on  the  church
~
The  parson  rhymed  the  ceremony
two  souls  for  God  to  nexus
You  could  have  heard  a  pin  drop
when I staggered through the entrance
~
The  parson  asked  the  witnesses
the  relatives  and  all
Are  any  here  opposed  today ?
Again  silence  filled  the  hall
~
The  eyes  of  every  tortured  soul
as  I  stood  and  cleared  my  throat
Attacked  this  bent  and  haggard  fool
with  hopes  to  push  me  out
~
The  only  friendly  soul  that  day
stood  out  above  the  crowd
The  parson  smiled  and  asked  of  me
then  my  rasping  voice  was  loud
~
My  apology  to  all  this  day
good  luck  to  Bride  and  Groom
My  bottle  broke  across  the  park
I  just  came  to  borrow  a  broom

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Jan 99   Rex

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Marge Tindal
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1 posted 02-01-2000 06:23 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Rex-
Took me a couple of reads to grasp it.
Definitely different.
Creative individuality places a unique signature on this piece.
Interesting, indeed.
~*Marge*~


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Marilyn
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2 posted 02-01-2000 07:43 AM       View Profile for Marilyn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Marilyn

Yes this is very unique and very well written. I enjoyed it completely.  
childomine
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3 posted 02-01-2000 07:58 AM       View Profile for childomine   Email childomine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for childomine

My frown broke into a smile at the ending.  Love it!
Denise
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4 posted 02-01-2000 10:30 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

You got me with the ending, too! Wonderful!
I like your lighthearted sense of humor! So refreshing!  
Denise
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5 posted 02-01-2000 12:22 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

LOL...you had me going on this one too  
Rex Allen McCoy
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Sippin a Timmy's in London


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Thanks for all the smiles everyone
thats what makes my perfect day
spilling
a little smile drop
in the pond
then sitting back
to watch the ring grow

Rex
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Meadowmuse
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7 posted 02-01-2000 02:15 PM       View Profile for Meadowmuse   Email Meadowmuse   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Meadowmuse's Home Page   View IP for Meadowmuse

So well done...you had me til the end, and then that much more! Wonderfully funny  

Claire
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8 posted 02-01-2000 03:42 PM       View Profile for Munda   Email Munda   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Munda's Home Page   View IP for Munda

LOL I see what you mean Rex   Great poem !  
 
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