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Previous Challenge Entry (Level 3 – Advanced)
Topic: Ding-Dong (05/16/13)

TITLE: The Bells of Pealville
By Janice Kelley
05/22/13


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The Bells of Pealville

In the town of Pealville,
on a shady, quiet street,
Lived a happy family,
the sweetest you could meet.
They settled in this village
so many years ago,
And as the town grew,
the family did also.

The oldster of the bunch
was farmer Grandpa Cow
He tilled the field with gusto
behind the one-horse plow.
The one-room school was the place
that Grandma reigned supreme
School Bell was her name
and she was never mean.

Their children came along,
as children seem to do,
Liberty was like his papa,
tiller of the soil, too.
Next came Fire to spark,
a bit of jolly fun,
You’d often see him happy
as he frolicked in the sun.

The third and final son
was Ship who loved the sea,
So pleasant a youngster,
as pleasant as could be.
They grew up very quickly,
on Ring Road they did live,
A caring kind of people,
with lots of love to give.

Liberty met Crystal
and soon made her a Bell
But Din was quite resistant,
gave Fire a hard sell.
She flirted with the Clang boy,
who lived across the street,
Often went with Chime,
nicest fellow you could meet.

Still Fire was so in love,
he pursued until she fell,
And lovingly agreed,
to be his Dinner Bell.
Now Ship was all grown up,
and sought his bride-to-be,
Brass was his choice,
they honeymooned at sea.

Well, wouldn’t you know,
it wasn't very long,
Until these young folk
were singing a baby song.
Liberty and Crystal
welcomed Silver to their home,
A sweet little lass,
with raven hair to comb.

Next came Jingle,
and soon Christmas followed her,
A holiday baby,
sweetest present to be sure.
These little tingly tikes
belonged to Fire & Din,
A foursome combination
in the Bell family kin.

Now Ship and Brass were expecting,
a new little Bell.
A boy to bless their parents,
would be so very swell.
Surprise was ‘round the corner,
for all the family,
There was no way of knowing,
what soon they were to see.

When the big day arrived,
and the blessed event was here,
Listen up, everyone,
big news was on the air.
Twin boys came a howling,
a noisy lot were they,
What joy for the Bell family,
that happy birth day.

The first little fellow,
went home to the road named Ring,
And would forever be known,
as the boy named Ding.
His brother, just so sweet,
they called him little Dong
Everyone was singing
a happy, welcoming song.

And so the Bells lived merrily,
as Bells are prone to do,
A loving, caring, kindly,
happy, boisterous crew.
Here’s a little lesson….
this jolly bunch did teach:
Spread sunshine and joy
to all within your reach!


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CD (Camille) Swanson 05/25/13
I enjoyed this well written and clever poem. Nicely done, and nice flow.

God bless~
Sunny Loomis 05/29/13
Well done. Thank you.
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/29/13
Oh this is so clever! I really enjoyed this and could picture the happy bells. This is a masterpiece and would be perfect for a coffee table or even picture book. You have a way with poems that tell a delightful story.
Patsy Hallum05/29/13
I love it! Well thought out and funny yet reverent. I could picture each Bell. Keep Writing!
Shann Hall-LochmannVanBennekom 05/30/13
Congratulations for ranking 7 in your level and 28 overall!