Colin Ian Jeffery Poems

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1.
Billy

Never speaks
Trapped within damaged brain
Body twisted, limbs trembling
Sitting in hospital yard
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2.
Do Not Weep For Me

Do not weep me
Grieving over my fall from grace
For he forgave me
And I outpaced the echoes
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3.
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
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4.
Brother Africa

He lies near to death
Dying in the dust
Broken and forgot.
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5.
Colin Ian Jeffery

I would die a poet
Pilgrim from a burnished land
Remembered for humour, compassion and love
Claimed by many as a friend.
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6.
Happiness

Happiness is elusive like the wind
Coming and going like migrating birds
And sound of echoing peals of church bells.
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7.
Aberfan

What greater grief
Anguish and despair
Than loss of precious children?
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8.
The Long Goodbye

Alone, I walk fields and woods we loved
Seeing you with every step I take
Hearing your gentle laughter
Smelling you sweet as a flower
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9.
Your Face

When first I saw your face I was entranced
Inspired with beauty overwhelming and appealing
Making my heart tremble and soul rejoice.
Once I dreamt seeing such a face in as a youth
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10.
Dark Caverns

Within dark caverns of the mind
Fearsome creatures abide
Demons tempting with praise and bribes
Offering false hope from Hell's fires.
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