Disclaimer: I do not own the Seven Bells, but I do own the books written by the one who does: Garth Nix. This poem is inspired by Nix's "Sabriel", "Lirael", and "Abhorsen".
O peaceful one whose ring is sweet and soothing
Lay those to sleep who many are loathing
Your guardian spirit had said asunder
"May my voice bring you eternal slumber."
Wake, all those who hear my voice!
Rise or fear me, make your choice.
Use me wisely, I will be your slave.
But use me wrongly, you'll be the knave.
My cheerful ring will make you dance.
Take care, o Ringer, to avoid the chance
Of walking into Death where there is no return
To wield me well, my lesson you will learn.
Those who have lost their voice, come back
Speak too freely, the voice you will lack
I speak many tongues of Living and Dead
Those who protest will have none in their head.
Many have scorned me both Lady and Lord
For they have heard me on my own accord
Wielding me correctly, all your memories I will reca