Welcome to Poetry.com
Poetry.com is a huge collection of poems from famous and amateur poets from around the world — collaboratively published by a community of authors and contributing editors.
Do Not Fear the Bells
Do not fear the bells sad ring,
The darkness is not why they sing.
And do not seek the spirits here,
Just live your life without such fear.
Do not cry for those departed,
As new angels they have started.
Hurt not for the things long past,
The current years will go by fast.
Never miss each mornings light,
Respect it ends the dark of night.
Please don't fear the bells my friend.
They signal change and not the end.
By Gelene Beverly
Can I be afraid of having no fear.
Or is it just the bells sounding near.
As the sound pierces my heart,
each note begins a resounding start.
I shall not cry at thee pen you hold,
For it signals a love forever bold.
My friend, I will not fear the bells tonight,
As i live in hope for each word you write.
Each passage moves above the past
Holding the day star to shine and last.
Do not fear the bells intone and high,
They echo within, bringing my heart to fly.
Response by David MacPherson
About this poem
On the old site, I submitted this poem and David MacPherson submitted a poetic response. This was one of the coolest things and it still moves me. Special THANK YOU to David.
Discuss this Gelene Beverly (PathofStars) and David Macpherson poem with the community:
Find a translation for this poem in other languages:
Select another language:
- - Select -
- 简体中文 (Chinese - Simplified)
- 繁體中文 (Chinese - Traditional)
- Español (Spanish)
- Esperanto (Esperanto)
- 日本語 (Japanese)
- Português (Portuguese)
- Deutsch (German)
- العربية (Arabic)
- Français (French)
- Русский (Russian)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada)
- 한국어 (Korean)
- עברית (Hebrew)
- Gaeilge (Irish)
- Українська (Ukrainian)
- اردو (Urdu)
- Magyar (Hungarian)
- मानक हिन्दी (Hindi)
- Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Italiano (Italian)
- தமிழ் (Tamil)
- Türkçe (Turkish)
- తెలుగు (Telugu)
- ภาษาไทย (Thai)
- Tiếng Việt (Vietnamese)
- Čeština (Czech)
- Polski (Polish)
- Bahasa Indonesia (Indonesian)
- Românește (Romanian)
- Nederlands (Dutch)
- Ελληνικά (Greek)
- Latinum (Latin)
- Svenska (Swedish)
- Dansk (Danish)
- Suomi (Finnish)
- فارسی (Persian)
- ייִדיש (Yiddish)
- հայերեն (Armenian)
- Norsk (Norwegian)
- English (English)
Use the citation below to add this poem to your bibliography:
"Do Not Fear the Bells" Poetry.com. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 1 Aug. 2021. <https://www.poetry.com/poem/102283/do-not-fear-the-bells>.