THE BELLS OF CHRISTMAS.
Festive seasons do come and go
through summer heat or winter snow.
Yet, peals of Christmas Bells this year
won’t be heard by every ear.
As children in war-stricken zones
may not be subject to their tones.
Yet bells ring out the sound of peace,
In longing hope for wars to cease.
To see Christmas through a child’s eyes,
a green decked tree – gifts to surprise;
brings to every girl and boy,
unique feelings of festive joy.
The adult Grinch that dulls the glow
remains worldwide and will not go.
But may the sound of bells bring cheer
to those who need it most this year.
© Harry Harper.