Treasure Island

Colin Ian Jeffery

(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

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Mari Mc (10/10/2008 7:08:00 PM)

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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • Viola Grey (8/18/2008 1:39:00 AM)

    touching piece...God is the only one who needs to hear our hearts anyway...great work. (Report) Reply

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