Hear The Thunder

My tired voice is crying out, “there’s no time to wait !!”

Pleading, along with the world’s impatient majority

We need to hear the thunder, of peace bells ringing

Ringing to the crescendo of peace doves singing

 

The chimes are loud and clear

Loud enough for the universe to hear

Even through white marble walls

You’ll hear the thunder of the peace bell’s … call

 

We the people, from the planet’s four corners

Are united by our textiles woven together

We’ve attached our hands firmly to the bell pull

And tugging the pull cords, the thunder of the bells shall ring

 

We are gathering in every backyard

Every church hall

Every city street

Every farmers paddock

 

Every heavenly peace dove is escaping

You will see the doves flying high above

Even through the towers of tinted glass

You’ll see the peace doves … soar

 

Even through their white marble walls

They’ll hear the thunder of the peace bells … call

Even through their towers of tinted glass

They’ll hear the crescendo of the peace doves … call

 

Hear the thunder of peace bells ringing

Hear the crescendo of peace doves singing

 

Ivor Steven (c)  2019

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Hi, and welcome to my blog site. My name is Ivor Steven, I live in Geelong, Australia. I'm a retired, part-time plumber, and a former Carer of my wife(Carole), for 30 years, who suffered from severe MS. I Write poetry about those personal thoughts, throughout and beyond my life as a Carer. I've been blogging for 18 months, and writing poems for nearly 18 years. Of course a lot of my poems are about my favourite subject Carole, but since I've been blogging my writings have become quite varied, humourous, mystical, observational, and even a few monster/horror poems.

36 thoughts on “Hear The Thunder”

    1. We all long for sounds of peace, and this was my dream from last night, “Ring the bells that still can ring. Forget your perfect offering. There is a crack in everything. That’s how the light gets in” – Leonard Cohen , his song/poem . Anthem…………….

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  1. I agree! This is so timely and powerful, Ivor! The world desperately needs peace…needs to hear the peace bells…and like you said the world must ring the bell together…united.

    When I was a little girl, every morning in the Summer I would wake to the cooing of the Mourning Doves. My mom said they were crying for rain. I felt like I understood their mournful song…and I believed with all my heart that they were sending a message, they were singing for life, hope, and peace. 🙂 Silly little girl I was! I found out later it was a wooing call…the male seeking a mate. Oh, well. HA. 🙂

    The song and video are powerful, too. I love the lyrics! Especially these lines…
    “Set your dreams where nobody hides…Give your tears to the tide…”
    HUGS!!! 🙂
    PS…I’m sorry my comments are always so l-o-n-g…but your posts always ignite emotions and get my brain a’thinkin’! 🙂

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    1. Oh please do not worry about your long lovely comments, I adore reading them 📖😍📖
      And like reading your dove story, and it pleases me greatly that my words touch you emotionally. Especially my songs, as I spend lots of time picking the songs 😉😉💕

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    1. Thank you dear Lisa, I had these words in my dreams last, and what a beautiful dream it is, and the music picked itself with my words… our wait should be over by now, time is running out….

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  2. It’s a dream we all have
    Leonard Cohen Lyrics
    “Anthem”

    The birds they sang
    at the break of day
    Start again
    I heard them say
    Don’t dwell on what
    has passed away
    or what is yet to be.
    Ah the wars they will
    be fought again
    The holy dove
    She will be caught again
    bought and sold
    and bought again
    the dove is never free.

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.

    We asked for signs
    the signs were sent:
    the birth betrayed
    the marriage spent
    Yeah the widowhood
    of every government —
    signs for all to see.

    I can’t run no more
    with that lawless crowd
    while the killers in high places
    say their prayers out loud.
    But they’ve summoned, they’ve summoned up
    a thundercloud
    and they’re going to hear from me.

    Ring the bells that still can ring …

    You can add up the parts
    but you won’t have the sum
    You can strike up the march,
    there is no drum
    Every heart, every heart
    to love will come
    but like a refugee.

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.

    Ring the bells that still can ring
    Forget your perfect offering
    There is a crack, a crack in everything
    That’s how the light gets in.
    That’s how the light gets in.
    That’s how the light gets in.

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    1. A water bell would be nice today, I’m sitting here waiting for my bus so I can go to Physio, and it’s a hot 108’F… Wow I could fry an egg on my front windowsill 🍳😉

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