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NOTHING RINGING

 

I heard no bells on Christmas Day,
no familiar carol,
no song of peace on Earth,
only bad news:

war raging in the Middle East,
a sea plane crash in Russia,
a friend's canine companion passing,
another friend's mother diagnosed with breast cancer,
a third's mother hospitalized with dehydration,
actress Carrie Fisher dead from a heart attack.

There may be no peace on earth,
no good will to men,
but hope still lives.

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The above poem can be read on my blog at https://abbiescorner.wordpress.com/2016/12/28/a-poem-rings-true/