The Bells Are Tolling by Shobana Gomes

A bunch of hanging brass bells with red ribbons
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The bells are a tolling,

A little babe is brought into this world,

In a celebration,

Amidst the haystack,


The animals grazing.

A child born to poverty,

Risen to lead the world as a King,

The King of Nazareth is He.

A tale of when Christmas was born,

An intrigue every year-round,

Wide eyed shoppers and Santas

We come upon,

With mistletoes waiting to be hung,

And the twinkling of bright lights

Are set upon,

Tresses of pine trees.

Hey Santa, Santarina, wear your red boots,

Santa has a present in his sack for you too.

Hey Teresa, wear your party clothes,

For Christmas has come around this year too,

In gay welcoming and passions,

Acted by children,

In churches dressed in white and gold,

Resembling little angels

Of the Lord.

Jesus, he smiles as he says adieu to his last year,

Of the years his age is so.

For this Christmas he is coming,

For your sake and mine,

With presents and gifts of love sublime.



Shobana Gomes lives in sunny Malaysia. She believes that poetry is a culmination of heart and soul. Therein she finds her peace and inspiration. She advocates that life is a gift and believes that every person has a right to freedom. You can follow her on her social media pages or visit her blog SIMPLY SHOBANA to read her work.

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11 Comments Add yours

  1. Terveen Gill says:

    Shobana’s charming poetry is one of the first to ring in the festive cheer this holiday season. May the tolling of bells, the warmth of sharing, and the goodness of blessings bring joy and peace to all. I hope the coming year is a beautiful one. Merry Christmas to everyone.
    Congratulations Shobana!

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  2. Jeff Flesch says:

    That’s so beautiful, Shobana. A lovely poem and ode to the season. Magnificent, my friend.

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    1. Dear Terveen, thank you so much for the publication and your kind wishes. Wishing everyone a fabulous Christmas too:)

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      1. Thank you, Jeff. Wishing you a fantastic Christmas, my friend.

        Liked by 1 person

  3. Poetry at its peak. Such a sweet poem, such a beautiful carol. 👏👏

    Liked by 1 person

  4. jonicaggiano says:

    Amen, the holiday season is upon us and a festive way to remember the reason for the holiday, thank you Shobana and happy holidays to you and everyone!! Lovely piece. Joni

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    1. Hi Lamittan, Thank you so much for stopping by to read and comment. So happy you liked it,:)


      1. Hi, Joni, Thanks so much for your wishes. I wish you the same. Have a fantastic time in celebration. Merry Christmas.

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  5. jonicaggiano says:

    You are so welcome. So wonderful to see you here. Many blessings and much love to you to for

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  6. jonicaggiano says:

    The holidays, love Joni

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