A really awful ring of truth


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Quasimodo

Quasimodo is

  a man you may see

As one of few of

  Christianity

     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! 😀

    Like

  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.

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  3. Patrecia (with an E) says:

    that’s a swinger of a poem !

    Like

  4. calmgrove says:

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

    Moral:
    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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