Bells

I once posted a poem written by Robert Forrey called An Agnostic’s Prayer. A week or so ago I received an e-mail from Mr. Forrey. In the e-mail he included his new poem. I asked if I could post it, he said yes.

Here you go.

 Bells

 All our lives, nonbelievers in the Holy Ghost,

 We’ve had to listen to your infernal bells

 At ungodly hours from coast to coast,

 Not just to your chimes but to your morbid knells,

 Like just now, at 7 A.M. Saturday.

 What on earth was that one all about?

 And from which steeple did it make its way,

 From which congregation, without a doubt;

 From which true faith, Judaic, Roman, Islam—

 From which sect, so strictly sectarian—

 As they sing, pray, kneel, or salaam?

 It’s all warmed-over Assyrian.

 For whom do these bells toll? They toll for thee,

 Because they sure as hell don’t toll for me.

 Robert Forrey, 2011

If you like Robert Forrey’s poems you can find more at his poetry website, Poems Old and New.

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About theagnosticswife

Living in the bible belt, in middle America, with a once Christian husband who has turned Agnostic. I no longer know what I believe.
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2 Responses to Bells

  1. TheDon says:

    That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing this!

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