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The Bell That Tolled

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The Bell That Tolled

A young crippled lad stood beneath the bell tower
pulling a rope to ring the bell at the praying hour.
With each mighty pull the bell did toll.
along the street the congregation did stroll.

As each parishioner entered within,
all were greeted with an angelic grin.
With determination written all over his face,
the young lad continued pulling at a mighty pace.

In the little White Chapel on Maple Road
this young crippled boy’s joy was bestowed.
In this small town of one-hundred and nine,
everyone knew that Tommy  was short of time.

Tommy Woodward was born with a bowed back,
and all in the congregation knew that as a fact.
Tommy would not let his handicap be a deterrent,
but hospital visits were a regular recurrence

On a bright and sunny day the bell ceased to ring,
While inside the chapel the choir  began to sing.
slowly a solemn procession strolled out the door,
Tommy Woodward will ring the bell no more.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017

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Date: 11/6/2017 8:39:00 PM
Wow... lost for words... amazing I was there it feels so real. Great story, well written.
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