THE BELLS Of NEW YEAR’S
When I was a child, my parents would
Let me stay up until midnight
When the church bells around us would begin to chime
I was entranced by their sound that
Floated through the air on
those crisp winter nights.
It seemed that their canopy of sound
Was also bringing a reason to celebrate
with music, laughter, dancing because
We bring our hopes and dreams into the New
Year that lies ahead.