Colin Ian Jeffery

Veteran Poet - 1,351 Points (20th May 1942 / Caterham)

Billy - Poem by Colin Ian Jeffery

He never speaks
Trapped within a damaged brain
Body twisted, limbs trembling
Sitting in a hospital yard
Humming tunes without melody.
But in his bright soul he stands tall
Articulate with mind intact
Singing melodious songs of love
Only God and he can hear.

Topic(s) of this poem: love


Comments about Billy by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • Elizabeth Padillo Olesen Elizabeth Padillo Olesen (10/20/2015 3:41:00 AM)

    Very touching piece of art, of human tragedy and the hope that is ever lodged in the human heart. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Subbaraman N V (5/11/2015 8:50:00 AM)

    Yes.That indeed is the greatness of soul - never dying, ever peaceful soul! A nice poem. (Report) Reply

  • Michael Hagwood Michael Hagwood (5/6/2015 6:30:00 AM)

    You ask me to comment on your
    work, what you read on you tube and
    and your poem Billy, You are a very
    good writer (Report) Reply

  • Sudipta Bhattacharyya Sudipta Bhattacharyya (5/2/2015 1:24:00 PM)

    How touchy this poem is! Hope against hope, that's all.
    Nice poem sir! ! (Report) Reply

  • Lajpat Chawla (4/30/2015 2:22:00 AM)

    Only God and he can hear.
    Well written indeed (Report) Reply

  • Bill Galvin Bill Galvin (4/27/2015 11:04:00 AM)

    Thank you, Colin. My love just passed from ALS (Motor Neuron disease) , and with Billy, you capture her bright soul articulate with mind intact, though speechless, as well; and it helped me remember her smile, which she kept to the very end. It can amaze us the way some have to leave this world, but, more amazing is the courage some keep when faced with the end. (Report) Reply

  • Raymond Farrell (4/25/2015 10:32:00 AM)

    I think this is a good poem Colin. It clearly expresses something that may indeed be true of many unfortunate souls. I have a son who suffers from mental illness and I can relate to what is being expressed in this poem. Had you not contacted me I would not have taken the time to read your poetry. But I will proceed to do so beginning with this poem. (Report) Reply

  • Neela Nath Das Neela Nath Das (3/17/2015 8:55:00 PM)

    Soul remains the same, bright, pure and ever active to purify us.Loved. (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul Lyn Paul (3/17/2015 5:18:00 PM)

    So very moving and So beautifully expressed. Thank You (Report) Reply

  • Elaine Sept Elaine Sept (3/17/2015 12:20:00 PM)

    Short and succinct, and ever so powerful. Great job! (Report) Reply

  • Aftab Alam Khursheed Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/17/2015 12:02:00 PM)

    Congratulation Colin a deserving poem keep it up thank you (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (3/17/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Very sad poem. Touching. (Report) Reply

  • John Richter (3/17/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    very sad poem...... Touching. (Report) Reply

  • Smoky Hoss (3/17/2015 8:41:00 AM)

    A song of the soul, a poem of grand human proportion. (Report) Reply

  • Brian Stafford Brian Stafford (3/17/2015 5:54:00 AM)

    congrats on writing a excellent poem and getting poem of the day! (Report) Reply

  • Kim Barney (3/17/2015 2:55:00 AM)

    This poem is wonderful and truly deserves being selected as Poem of the Day. Congratulations. Well written. (Report) Reply

  • Josey Alfred Josey Alfred (2/19/2015 3:03:00 AM)

    Congrats, in a material world who has time to think about a human being, mentally deformed. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham Patricia Grantham (11/22/2014 10:05:00 AM)

    A very touching and heartfelt poem. Billy still manages
    to love life even after overcoming many obstacles. Good. (Report) Reply

  • Jitesh Shah Jitesh Shah (5/5/2014 9:43:00 AM)

    i like this poem and also read my poems sir (Report) Reply

  • Kayleigh Mckenna (11/19/2008 2:50:00 PM)

    i really like this poem so elegant i will keep reading beautifully written (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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