Colin Ian Jeffery

Rookie - 342 Points (20th May 1942 / Caterham)

BILLY


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.

Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008
Edited: Monday, August 25, 2014

Topic of this poem: love


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Comments about this poem (BILLY by Colin Ian Jeffery )

  • Rookie - 177 Points 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

  • Bronze Star - 2,923 Points 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

  • Rookie - 105 Points Jitesh Shah (5/5/2014 9:43:00 AM)

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

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

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

  • Rookie Duncan Wyllie (11/15/2008 6:13:00 AM)

    Singing sweetly a song of love
    Which only he and God can hear.

    Sometimes we catch a line that can mean so much
    This is so refined

    Love duncan X (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Billy Joe Collins (11/13/2008 9:44:00 AM)

    well wrote paint a picture of a presonal faith sad but even in our sad times we must be one with god (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melissa Haynes (10/29/2008 11:55:00 AM)

    This is a very outstanding poem (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Philippa Lane (10/27/2008 8:02:00 AM)

    This is a very sad, but touching poem - beautiful in its brevity. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Elena Winters (10/24/2008 2:36:00 PM)

    it's amazing how you can make a poem that is so short, but when you read it it's so long with meaning.....beautiful poetry.. i can see billy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Min Sia (10/15/2008 9:28:00 AM)

    It's beautiful! ! Every person who'll read will surely be touch. I believe in this poem. Billy is an angel in disguise for me. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Mari Mc (10/10/2008 7:08:00 PM)

    great poem................................................... (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Sara Lane (9/19/2008 2:13:00 PM)

    very neat poem, i love how you describe billy (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Tolulope Akinwole (9/16/2008 4:47:00 AM)

    hmmmn.............i am speechless. if this is not poetry, nothing else can be. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Melvina Germain (9/12/2008 9:44:00 PM)

    This poem certainly pulls at the heartstrings, very difficult to imagine someone that never speaks. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Abdelmajid Seghir (9/9/2008 1:25:00 PM)

    well done mister!
    different images with simple words that's what ART is all about
    Peace from Morocco!
    btw check out my band's music on: www.myspace.com/rectoversoband
    thank you (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Edgardo Tugade (9/1/2008 9:34:00 AM)

    I have been confined to mental clinics four times since I came back from an unsuccessful try at being a sub-editor for an English newspaper in Dubai. Ernest Dowson (my idol) has a similar poem called 'To One in Bedlam.' It's not my favorite Dowson poem but all that he wrote he wrote well. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 69 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (8/31/2008 6:48:00 AM)

    has created stunning images with simple verse...10 (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shame Provoked secrecy (8/25/2008 5:18:00 PM)

    This is so beautiful, the images it creates in my mind but so sad, but also peaceful.So thought provoking, thankyou (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Justin Robert Cooper (8/24/2008 10:21:00 AM)

    I like the premise of this poem. It's hard to say exactly what goes on in the mind of a mentally handicapped person. People have a tendancy to treat them as though they're sub-human. I like the idea that when they get to the other side, they will be free from their earthly impediment.

    Nicely written. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Shaun Mcgurgan (8/22/2008 6:18:00 AM)

    this one moved me. i was hooked by the opening line (Report) Reply

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