A really awful ring of truth

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Quasimodo is

  a man you may see

As one of few of


     That you ever find

     Of legitimate kind –

For a genuine

  bell-heaver was he!


All others who pinned their

  salvation-type hopes

On clangours with clangers

  attached to some ropes,

     Remember them well,

     For the swell of their knell

Confers better chances

  than have saints or popes.

© Colonialist April 2015 (WordPress)

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Active septic geranium who plays with words writing fantasy novels and professionally editing, with notes writing classical music, and with riding a mountain bike, horses and dinghies.
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12 Responses to A really awful ring of truth

  1. Kev says:

    That brought on a chuckle! 😀


  2. Grannymar says:

    I’d be a banger of a clanger or on the ropes, think I should keep my feet firmly on the ground.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    that’s a swinger of a poem !


  4. calmgrove says:

    Victor Hugo told
    The tale of Quasimodo
    For whom the bells tolled
    (No, not the ring of Frodo)

    Salvation comes to those who knell
    (I don’t mean tones on mobile phones
    For which I blame A Graham Bell)

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Your poem rings a bell: my first husband was a bellringer – it was just an excuse for a pub crawl after visiting some distant bell tower.

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