Do you remember the time, or is it all hearsay
When we used to meet, every time on a Wednesday
We used to start on the dot, at seven o'clock
For us all to ring bells, together en bloc.
The tunes used to flow with a regular beat
But remember it's not liked, if you tap your feet.
To help us achieve this and keep us in time
There’s Wendy with arms waving, so sublime
The tunes are so varied some fast and some slow.
Occasionally someone has a one note solo,
If this is the case make sure you don't miss it
So play it with gusto and you'll get the credit.
The sessions will finish after two hours at nine
We have been known to have red or white wine
The occasion is only when it's someones birthday
so we round off the evening with a short soiree
One day a visitor came to surprise us
An unwelcome guest in the form of a virus
So meetings were canceled, no longer could we meet
Stay two meters apart when you walk down the street.
I'm missing these evenings of laughter and fun
But we all will be back when the dark days are done.
In the meantime I decided,to replicate these days
In a way that reflects my inimitable ways.
I wanted to energize, keep active my brain cells
So up to the loft to get my collection of Bells.
When last Wednesday came and at seven o'clock
I started my practice a new skill to unlock
The Bells were lined up a full octave at least
Then practice began and the Bells number decreased
The tempo was steady, at the beginning
But before long, my head it was spinning.
The first tune that came out was by AC/DC
Titled of course 'Have a Drink On Me'
This was then followed by Metallica
A good old favourite, 'Whiskey in the Jar.'
It was Nine o'clock now, it had soon come around
My feet were unsteady let alone tap the ground.
My evening hadn't gone quite as I planned
The sound that I made was not AHR band.
I look forward to the day, when isolation is completed
And the unwanted guest we have finally defeated.
So look after yourselves and we will then ring those bells
See you soon Alan, Dave and all you wonderful BELLES
Peter Walker 8.4.20