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The Silver Bells

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The Silver Bells

Once,many christmases ago,
                    my grandma gave us kids aspecial gift;
she gave each of us three silver bells connected by a silver chain;
the three silver bells she said,
                     represented the holy trinity,
                                             as well as God's love of us;
the bells were made of siver,
                      because silver gives off the purest notes,
                                                 and the silver is pure, like God's love;
grandma saidthat these bells were given,
                        to remind us first of God's love for us,
                                                   as well as grandma's love for us;
over the years most of the grandkids have lost those silver bells
                         but i've managed to keep mine;
and every christmas eve i take those silver bells out,
                         and i marvel out their sweet tones;
my dear sweet grandma has since past over,
                          yet,when i hold those silver bells,and hear their sweet music,
                                                     i can once more hear my grandma's voice,
                                                                             as well as feel her sweet love;
the years have slwed my steps,
                            and age has dimed my sight,
                                                        but when i ring my silver bells
                                                                                 their sweet music still touches me;
the music of those bells speaks to me of God's love,
                              as well as that of my sweet grandma,
                                                           and it reminds me of the true meaning of christmas.

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  1. Date: 9/22/2013 4:43:00 PM
    this is a very sweet and loving poem. A nice dedication to someone who will always be in your heart. nice job

  1. Date: 9/12/2013 11:20:00 PM
    Ralph, a lovely poem, and meaning..thank you for sharing...Linda