John Thorkild Ellison

Rookie - 113 Points (17/04/51 / Edinburgh)

Letter From Prison - Poem by John Thorkild Ellison

In my cell I've daubed the heart's graffiti
On the wall, but I cant tell
Why I'm here, or why
They've kidnapped Jesus.

A long time ago
They said I had cancer of the soul
And took me to a strange place
Where there were no women.

They gave me chemotherapy and ECT
And stole the secrets of my dreams.
I lie here in my loneliness
And listen to the loud screams
Of Jesus from the next room.


Comments about Letter From Prison by John Thorkild Ellison

  • (4/1/2007 1:10:00 PM)


    I like the poem although I couldnt work out if you meant an actual prison or a hospital. This is a situation I can relate to (Report) Reply

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  • (4/8/2006 5:22:00 PM)


    Correct. Enjoyed that, thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, August 19, 2005

Poem Edited: Monday, December 8, 2008


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