Sixty two words …

for Sammi’s Weekend Writing Prompt where the given word is Zany and the limit 62 words.


Every village pub has at least one special character, someone that lights up the bar whenever they walk through the door. In my pub, the Brewers Arms, it was William. He was totally deaf with limited speech, but it was never seen as a disability, not by us nor by him..





He speaks with his hands and hears with his eyes,

he feels the music.

His laugh is the loudest, his words are just sounds

but we understand.

He’s a joker, a clown, a zany entertainer,

spreads joy all around.

He feels special, unique, he doesnโ€™t seek pity.

It’s a gift, he says.

Merriness surrounds him, his happiness, infectious.

We all love William.




35 thoughts on “Sixty two words …

  1. Sue Sep 26, 2020 / 15:28

    William sounds like an amazing guy! Enjoyed your description ๐Ÿ˜Š

    Liked by 1 person

  2. Dora Sep 26, 2020 / 17:29

    You make me wish I’d known him. Wonderful reflection on a wonderful friend ๐Ÿ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ceayr Sep 27, 2020 / 14:08

    Jings, Keith, sensitivity amidst your ramblings!
    Nice one

    Liked by 1 person

  4. s.s. Sep 27, 2020 / 16:31

    Cheers to those words from the heart Keith! And cheers to William

    Liked by 1 person

  5. hilarymb Sep 27, 2020 / 16:35

    Hi Keith – People are extraordinary aren’t they … if you are disadvantaged you just make the most of it … and laughing always helps. It’s a great story to tell people and in only 62 words … we got to know William … all the best – Hilary

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    • Keith's Ramblings Sep 27, 2020 / 17:24

      I’m pleased it came through Hilary. I’ve not seen him since I sold the pub, but no doubt he’s still the life and soul of the party.


  6. hilarymb Sep 27, 2020 / 17:57

    Someone posted about a group of similar kids for #WATWB post this month … when I find it again! I’ll email you … it was a superb rendition of positivity …

    Take care – Hilary

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  7. Sandee Sep 30, 2020 / 15:17

    And the wife will be back for the money if she finds out he won.

    Have a fabulous day. ๐Ÿ™‚

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