Colin Ian Jeffery

Rookie - 347 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.


Comments about Billy by Colin Ian Jeffery

  • Veteran Poet - 1,664 Points 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

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  • Gold Star - 7,625 Points Neela Nath (3/17/2015 8:55:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 8,788 Points Lyn Paul (3/17/2015 5:18:00 PM)

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

  • Rookie - 487 Points Elaine Sept (3/17/2015 12:20:00 PM)

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

  • Gold Star - 39,733 Points Aftab Alam Khursheed (3/17/2015 12:02:00 PM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,970 Points John Richter (3/17/2015 11:34:00 AM)

    Very sad poem. Touching. (Report) Reply

  • Bronze Star - 2,970 Points John Richter (3/17/2015 11:34:00 AM)

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

  • Bronze Star - 2,475 Points Smoky Hoss (3/17/2015 8:41:00 AM)

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

  • Veteran Poet - 1,781 Points Brian Stafford (3/17/2015 5:54:00 AM)

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

  • Gold Star - 13,821 Points 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

  • Freshman - 748 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

  • Silver Star - 3,898 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

  • Freshman - 731 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

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Poem Submitted: Friday, May 23, 2008

Poem Edited: Tuesday, March 17, 2015


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