The Prophecy…

atlantis The Old Bell pealed
out one morning,
no human hand
pulled the frayed rope,
no automation set it’s fine rhythm
of a message in a travesty of  hope.
Then as suddenly as it had started
it ceased, leaving the Citizens scared
as the dire prophecy had warned them
what would happen, should it be repaired.
Abruptly in the echoing silence, a note sounded ever so clear
’twas a bird singing sweet in the morning, for everyone to hear.
Further notes flew swiftly upwards,  soaring high in the brightening air
reaching the nearby seascape, where a whale was basking there.
It blinked, then quickly responded, diving deeply into the sea,
sounding out it’s mournful message, warning everything to flee.
Onward, ever onward, the message spread over the Earth,
telling of the Old Bell’s ringing, unheard since Atlantis’s birth
Then so suddenly it happened, …..’twas just as the prophecy read
the waves claimed all the City, as the Old Bell sank to rest on the
seabed.
LadyP©2013

37 responses to “The Prophecy…

  1. a wonderful read and so well ‘tolled.’ 🙂

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  2. Hello! I wish happy new week

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  3. Well-told! Notice I didn’t say ‘tolled’!

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  4. Great poem, I wonder how many really ‘Listen’ to the warning ‘Signs’ Pen… The Bells of alarm are ringing around the Earth right now.. and yet we seem to be following the same path as our ancestors in ancient Atlantis .. For whom the Bell tolls indeed🙂 It may still ring for some too late..

    Loved how you have done your arrangement in the shape of the Bell Pen…

    Love and Hugs Sue xx

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    • many thanks Sue, and I so agree, so many warnings yet they’re written off as nothing of import, as if the changing climate and loss of connection to The Earth is something to just simply brush aside… For Whom The Bell Tolls came to mind when I’d finished this Narrative, … it started as just that, a bell ringing and almost ran off with me… The shaping came later and was a bit of a headache, but I was determined…😉 … love and light my friend.. hugs aplenty… Penx

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  5. Nice one Pen!🙂

    Atlantis is gone and no more than a story, but we are pushing hard to destroy the Earth in our arrogance and greed.

    How long before the bell tolls for us???😦

    Love and squishy hugs!

    Prenin.

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  6. Beautiful tale wonderfully told!

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  7. This is simply marvellous, Penny – the theme, the words, the tone – perfect and don’t be tempted to change a single word.

    Peace, Eric🙂

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    • The temptation is always there Eric, it’s already gone thro’ a number of changes but there comes a time when ‘enuff is enuff’ .. and I shall ‘cease & desist’… Peace to you… xPenx

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  8. An interesting parable. I don’t think we take most warnings seriously until it is too late.

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  9. Wünsche dir einen schönen Nachmittag ja die Erde wird nicht immer sein der Mensch macht zu viel Müll und irgendwann wird sich die Erde an uns Rechen.Ich wünsche dir liebe Penx einen schönen sonnigen ersten Mai und alles Liebe von mir.Gruß Gislinde.

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    • warnings abound Gislinde, and it’s up to us to take note my friend… I hope May is full of sunshine for you and yours my friend… We’ve had a lovely sunny day here in Middle England… much love to you….xPenx

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  10. Simply Great Pen well said …
    Hope you day is peaceful
    Sheila xx

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  11. Your poems just keep getting better! xx

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  12. A true echoing of the unforgettable ! Magnificent voices spreading wide and beautiful !

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  13. Thank you for dropping by and your comments, I too enjoy Erics posts – after scrolling down through your poetry I have been educated even more – thank you again look forward to catching up with your future postings.
    Chris.

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  14. Wonderful poetry. It somehow reminds us to listen and really open our eyes to the signs of times around us.

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    • pleased you enjoyed the prophetic tale, traveler, … many signs are there just waiting to be noticed, methinks… hope you and yours have a wonderful weekend…. xPenx

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  15. Shivers washed over me like a wave! I enjoyed this so much, even though the thought of catastrophe is very near. Perhaps the idea heartens me that whales, birds, our wild creatures will survive.

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    • I loved your response, Monica, the thought started with the pealing of the bell and built from there, Atlantis was a decision right at the end… and yes, everything we hold dear was saved… Wishing fervently that it can be so… xx

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  16. very good to read you miss Pen
    i like your style of writing
    kiss to you with friendly
    …see you again to again…

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    • Many, many thanks Paul, for your comment, and I’m pleased you enjoy my poems, makes me smile in response… xxx
      Merci, merci beaucoup Paul, pour votre commentaire, et je suis heureux que vous appréciez mes poèmes, me fait sourire en réponse … xxx

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  17. Ooooo Lady P… I love this one! Mysteries, whales and Atlantis all in one fine post! Dark prophecy comes to pass… but everyone was aware!

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    • Oh yes, they were, Sir Aquatom, but took no notice…. tsk!!! I’m glad you enjoyed the read ‘cos I do so love to be dark…’tis apparently in my nature,…🙂

      atlantis

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  18. Oh wow….Atlantis’ demise?

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