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

Single Post Navigation

2 thoughts on “church bells will be ringing

  1. denise0904 on said:

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

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: