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The Bell Ringer

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PoeticKnight
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0 posted 02-18-2000 06:29 PM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for PoeticKnight

At midnight, the mournerís bell tolls,
Resounding, each and every stroke
Foretelling news of my own doom
A dozen times, and my heart froze

One
Two
Three

Still time to escape undamaged,
Legs, as useless as some baggage
Lost and forgotten, like the rest of me
Now my mind, my mind unhinged

Four
Five
Six

Like a nail in the coffin, each note pounds,
Into finality, fading with the sound
An echo never to be disturbed again
Until the upheaval of the uttermost ground

Seven
Eight
Nine

Time left, to take one more dream,
To open, my darkest sight to eternity
This night could not possibly end
Or so it leads me to believe

Ten
Eleven
Twelve



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Elizabeth
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1 posted 02-18-2000 06:40 PM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Oh, the bells, bells, bells...reminded me of Poe! Spooky and well done, JML.

Elizabeth

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JML~my heart beating like the ticking of the clock- at midnight I go for a walk -to clear my mind- but you are all I find. Very insprational poem! You write so good! -SEA
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Hi JML,

No doom do I bring you, just a thank you for your well written lines.

Cerenity-1
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4 posted 02-21-2000 10:03 AM       View Profile for PoeticKnight   Email PoeticKnight   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for PoeticKnight

Elizabeth - Poe! I love Poe. But I hope this wasn't too close to his, (even though he does have a poem about bells), he is just entrenched in me so deeply. Thanks.

SEA - What can I say? You always seem to inspire me to write better. Thank you for always reading these.

Cerenity - You can bring doom if you want, thanks.
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