Colin Ian Jeffery

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

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Published in the February 2008 issue of DECANTO - Colin Ian Jeffery was Centre Stage Poet


1. What age were you when you first became interested in poetry?
Seven - I was a choirboy when I heard the vicar in church read out the twenty-third psalm -
It struck my soul with lightening and my Muse began to sing.

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  • Veteran Poet - 3,201 Points Mj Lemon (1/12/2015 6:18:00 PM)

    Colin,
    I just visited your yotube page and...am beyond impressed. Your works on the Great War and WW II transcend literature, and should be read by every student of history and the humanities. I'll be a regular reader of your work. Outstanding.

  • Bronze Star - 6,465 Points Lyn Paul (12/4/2014 4:20:00 PM)

    Good Morning Colin..... Your You Tube Page is excellent especially with the photography images. Be very proud of your work.

  • Freshman - 1,076 Points Jerry Hughes (10/15/2014 7:17:00 PM)

    Hello Colin, I've read some of your poems and may I say you're an excellent writer. Since my stroke I'm no writing much however, I do enjoy reading the best of PH, including yours. Cheers, Jerry

  • Rookie - 76 Points Elema Udofa (4/23/2014 11:48:00 PM)

    Oh Jeffrey (sir) of ever running lines, I surely give you thine: a keg of wine from my humble vine. So you dine even to everlasting.

  • Rookie - 47 Points p.a. noushad (10/24/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    your poems touching my soul deeply

  • Rookie Jenniffer Van Aller (10/1/2008 9:20:00 AM)

    I think your poems are well written, not too long and just enough to give you an amazing imgage... great work

  • Rookie Tolulope Akinwole (9/16/2008 4:44:00 AM)

    i felt i was part of it all. a wonderful use of imagery - i never knew words could be so potent. i thinm i've learnt from you.

  • Rookie Kefentse Sathekge (9/3/2008 12:07:00 AM)

    i read your poem ''bloodsports'' - just like in politics we jusitfy are own selfish greed. i could not have said it better.

  • Rookie Sandra-Shaya Gray (9/1/2008 11:53:00 PM)

    Brother Africa is so real, so heartfelt, so matter of fact and so necessarily written...Thanks for your level of awareness...Bliss & Blessings!

  • Rookie - 277 Points Paul Butters (8/3/2008 9:21:00 AM)

    A most Realistic and graphic poet who ducks no issues. Topical and modern, from street wars to 'The Somme'. Depth and detail. Anger, sadness and joy. Consistently an excellent read. Paul.

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BLOOD RED POPPIES

During the battle of the Somme, France,1916, the British sustained 60,000 casualties on the first day. Torrential rains turned the battlefield into a quagmire. In one month the Allies advanced five miles at the cost of 450,000 German.200,000 French and 420,000 British lives. I lost two uncles


Blood red poppies sway
Over silent fields
Where birds no longer sing.

Once big guns roared
And young men
Suffered terror in the mud.

Chaplains searched the carnage for God
Finding him gassed and bloody
Crucified upon the wire
One poppy lost among the ...

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