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     As clappers strike, the tones spread
     To all the places where man might tread.
     Saying to him, "Come~Draw Nigh",
     Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

     People everywhere hearken to the beat
     Whether by car, or bus, or walking feet.
     All come forth to answer the cry,
     Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

     Joyfully they sing in the chapel aloud
     A single voice now composed by the crowd.
     Even those whose soul is unwilling to try,
     Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

     But what of those who sing no more?
     Whose life is now at that distant shore.
     Can we hear them again, if we try?
     Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

     Here, only the earthy tones of a single bell
     Mark their passing with each somber knell.
     Yet, they sing to Him with the souls on high,
     Ring out wild bells to the wild sky.

     When we finally meet them across that ravine
     We shall join voices and again together sing
     The praises of Him, the Lord Most High ~
     Ring out wild bells to the wild sky!

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  1. Date: 12/4/2010 12:11:00 PM
    Congratulations on you win in the contest, Daniel! One of the best, for sure! Love, audrey

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 4:33:00 AM
    Daniel, congratulations on your win in Dr. Ram Mehta's contest. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/2/2010 2:09:00 AM
    a rousing piece, daniel! thanks for your best wishes as i congratulate you too for an AWARD in this contest!! cheers...nette

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 11:19:00 PM
    Many Congrats Daniel on winning nice spot in the contest with this excellent piece.... Luv/Best wishes always...Hitendra Mehta

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 7:22:00 PM
    good news on your placement Daniel

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 5:18:00 PM
    Congratulations Daniel on your "Ring Out" honor in recognition. Agapde, Moses

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 3:00:00 PM
    Congrats Dan on your super win in Dr. Ram's contest with this elegant entry my friend.. enjoy your top spot win tonight with luv..

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 2:55:00 PM
    wonderful ode to our loved ones, Daniel and faith shines on. Congratulations

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 1:52:00 PM
    So glad to see this poem get its deserved recognition, Daniel. Congratulations! Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 12/1/2010 1:43:00 PM
    Well deserved contratulations on this fine win in my contest, Daniel

  1. Date: 11/4/2010 2:36:00 PM
    i have just looked at this, and find it lively and adventrous, well crafted, and think it stands a very good chance in this contest Daniel.

  1. Date: 11/1/2010 11:46:00 AM
    It was my pleasure to read your excellent writing today Daniel. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 4:01:00 PM
    Thanks for supporting my contest, Daniel

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 12:05:00 PM
    Exceptional write, Daniel!! Goes to my favs. I know this will do very well in the contest!! Have a blessed Sunday. Love, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/31/2010 11:26:00 AM
    Daniel, when I got to the verse about the souls on the "other shore," I got chills. This is a remarkable interpretation of Dr. Ram's theme. I have been struggling with this one, but you excelled brilliantly and gave so much meaning to the sound of the bells. I'm predicting first place for this entry -- I have read several others and some are good, but this is unique. On a totally different level! Love, Carolyn