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poetry by j matthew waters

church bells will be ringing


there is no turning back
(not now)
after all has been said and done

though regret begets misery
you occasionally look behind you
knowing you can’t take anything back
your precious recollections
much different than other realities

it was a saturday and the church
bells did ring at noon
rain giving way to sunshine
enlivening stations of the cross
etched upon stained glass windows

invisible gates sway wide open
light infiltrating and reflecting
exposing twelve concrete steps
you’ve stumbled down too many times





december two thousand seventeen
copyright j matthew waters
all rights reserved

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2 thoughts on “church bells will be ringing

  1. I read this today, on my wedding anniversary..it touches me deeply.

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