Photo Credit: David Stewart

Photo Credit: David Stewart

For this week’s Friday Fictioneers I am going to repost a poem I wrote previously for my blog.

This video is church bells ringing in Zurich, Switzerland probably St. Peter’s Church.  Play the bells while reading my poem as it gives it atmosphere.

The Bells Are Ringing

It’s a beautiful Sunday morning

And all through the city

The bells are ringing

They’re ringing so steady.

Down by Saint Peters

The church so proud

The bells are ringing

They’re ringing so loud.

In a home nearby

A babe cannot sleep

The bells are ringing

They’re ringing so deep.

On the streets and in the alleys

We know what the dogs are feeling

The bells are ringing

They’re really pealing.

Down at the church

The priest smiles and shrugs

The bells are ringing

But he wears earplugs.


Submitted for Friday Fictioneers.  This is a fun writing prompt challenge.  Rochelle supplies a photograph to guide your writing and the word limit is 100.  Give it a try.



21 responses

  1. Kwadwo says:

    love the rhyme


  2. Ha.. love the end.. a priest would need those earplugs.


  3. 🙂 That flows so well.



  4. vbholmes says:

    We lived near a small-town church where the bells played everyday at noon. At the end of the mini-concert, you could hear the zzzzzt of the tape as it shut down. Provided a daily smile.


  5. Really like the sound effects!


  6. atrm61 says:

    Enjoyable read with that repetition:-)Clever priest 😉

    Btw,is there a small typo?I thought you meant “pealing” and not “peeling”?


  7. I enjoyed the poem and the sound effect of the bells ringing made it even better. Very well done. The reference to the priest with his earplugs also made it humorous.


  8. Smart priest and a nice video prompt to your poem.


  9. storydivamg says:

    Nice rhythms, cute ending.

    Marie Gail


  10. Dear Maryann,

    Thanks for providing sound effects. Lovely rhyme.