The Funeral Bell Is Poem by Francis Duggan

The Funeral Bell Is



The funeral bell is tolling in the church belfry to where i am standing near
But the person it tolls for it's slow tolling does not hear
In the not distant future whenever that may be
A similar bell will be tolling for me
A bell that gives rise to the shedding of tears
It has tolled for many through the decades of years
A reminder to all of our mortality
At life's journey's end death is our destiny
The tolling of the church bell carrying in the breeze
And birds all around me singing on the trees
From one who breathed life's air a few days ago the last breath has gone
But life in the World as usual goes on
And cars and trucks on the busy street pass up and down
That leads to the freeway to the nearest big town.

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