The Rusty Bell

mount locust slave cemetery trail april 27

There is an old bell

that sits on a path

reminder of old times

remnant of history’s wrath


The tree surrounding it

telling volume of  stories of old

a time when the people

were cruel and cold


History must never repeat

this story of old

when people were enslaved

by greed and gold


The rust on the bell

is a symbol now

to remind us all

to greed and gold never bow


We must treat people

with love anew

kindness, dignity, and respect

all people are due


God made us all

beautiful in every way

granting us the privilege

of  living a new day

copyright 2017 Debbie Pierce

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