In the near distance a church bell rings,
The same nightly tune before the chorister starts the hymns,
The church stands for tradition and for what some believe.
The bell signals a place of peace, where one can grieve.
Religion and beliefs give solace to some.
For other’s it’s insurance for when the fatal day does come.
Life changes are not only restricted to when one is dead.
Paths that are lived can be twisted, then down new ones one is led.
Each twist can feel like death from endless slashes of a knife
Whilst down others, there are opportunities to begin a new life.
As the solitary bell now strikes its dulcet ring,
Are you walking the path of your own choosing?
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