Spike Milligan

(16 April 1918 – 27 February 2002 / Ahmednagar)

Welcome Home - Poem by Spike Milligan

Unaware of my crime
they stood me in the dock.

I was sentenced to life....
without her.

Strange trial.
No judge.
No jury.

I wonder who my visitors will be.


Comments about Welcome Home by Spike Milligan

  • Susan Williams (8/12/2016 5:42:00 PM)


    This is a strange one- -I can think straightaway of four scenarios that could fit this. Sometimes it is good to have to ferret out the meaning for ourselves (Report) Reply

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  • Partha Pratim Goswami (8/12/2016 10:24:00 AM)


    'I was sentenced to life
    without her' speaks about the need of somebody for life without whom life becomes more difficult than death.Every word carries a lot meaning -very nice one.
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (8/12/2016 2:24:00 AM)


    Strange trial! ! Thanks for sharing this poem with us. (Report) Reply

  • Rajnish Manga (8/12/2016 2:22:00 AM)


    The poem creates a very poignant atmosphere where the protagonist has been struck by a tragedy to be alone for life without his beloved. Limited words having great impact. Thanks. (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (8/1/2016 3:27:00 AM)


    Brilliant poem with many interpretations. (Report) Reply

  • (3/3/2006 3:27:00 PM)


    Its the first time I 've read a poem about divorce. Pithy stuff. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Thursday, January 1, 2004



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