April is Poetry Month

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Ring It Loud

ring the bell for justice
let it chime for peace
ring it loud for friends at home
and people on the street

ring the bell for the soldiers
fighting for our lives
ring the bell for their girlfriends
their widows and the wives

ring the bell for show and tell
politicians strut each day
it’s all for show and has to go
don’t believe in what they say

ring the bell for the ones
in abject poverty
it’s not their choice how they live
it could be you and me

ring the bell for your church
if you think you must
better place the faith in yourself
and those you think you trust

ring the bell for power
the kind you’ll never know
it’s all indentured servitude
painful and it’s slow

ring the bell for passion
the kind you have in mind
it’s what you want or believe you need
just remember love is blind

ring the bell for your virtues
and the seven deadly sins
ring the bell for the dead
and their next of kin

ring the bell for secrets
the ones that bring surprise
ring the bell for what goes on
behind those troubled eyes

ring the bell for the love
the type you hope to find
ring the bell for the bigots
heal the evil mind

ring the bell for dancing
ring the bell at night
ring the bell to raise some hell
it’s time for feeling right

ring the bell this morning
when the light can let you see
ring the bell for someone else
don’t waste your ring on me

©2011 j.g.lewis

 

 

 

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