Tuesday, 25 October 2011

The tolling of the iron bell

Oh far and distant is
the darkening of our lives
spinning out our stories
and telling all our lies.

And far away the bell tolls,
it seems so remote at the off.
But all too soon a mortal life
ends in mortal cough.

We tell the biggest lies
mainly to ourselves
the largest being that we've time
before the tolling bells,

sound at our passing
with no more lies left to be said
and the ending of a life misspent
its remains in earthen bed.

Not so distant then it seems
for time 'alas' is fleet
come then friends live yer lives
for life is short and sweet.