Travel Insurance » Blog » Competitions » Tales from AllClear CustomersTales from AllClear CustomersWritten by: AllClear TeamLast updated: 15 January 2022 | Created: 28 January 2020 Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Last updated on January 15th, 2022 at 11:49 amWe would once again like to thank our customers who took part in our poetry and short story competition back in November. We were pleased to discover that many of our customers have an undeniable creative flair! Although there could only be one winner, we felt many entries deserved the chance to be shared and enjoyed. So, read on to find out the tales of the top 3 runners up, your entry might be one of them… Breakfast – A Poem by Claire D. I am lying here, warm and snug Waiting for the waited tug Of soil and leaves from up above Could it be that this is love Or merely breakfast time once more For robin, sparrow or macaw? Mysteries of the Mind – A Poem by Mark M. I really cannot remember, son my memory is not the same. What did I do yesterday? I think I was on a train. Oh no, that was 58 years ago. Just before you were born. Trying to get to the hospital Why is my mind so forlorn? Alzheimers has brought my poor dad crumbling to his knees. A once proud man now just a shell What a horrible, dreaded disease. Being Aware – A poem by Chris C. I think of religions, their paths and belief Their harsh regimes and sins they relieve I choose not one but pick and mix Worldly troubles they cause but cannot fix I believe in science for the beginning of time The rising of empires that grow then decline The make up of plants, animals and man Abusing our planet being the biggest sham I want to think we are not alone A enormous universe there to roam Stars that shine and planets out of reach Facts our planet and galaxy still have to teach I love to watch, to sit and be aware To watch the world in silence but trying not to stare Not to stare at people but to guess what they do What lives they live, where and with who The whole of nature busy to survive A constant battle to live and stay alive Seasons wet, cold, windy but also sunny days Sunrises and sunsets to set the skies ablaze People get ill and I have seen them die The moment they go you feel their energy fly Energy gone they are now but a shell Gone where who can tell News around the world travels as the media grows Nothing is kept quiet, every one knows The urge to travel becomes more of a worry Plan it well, do not be in a hurry Not going along the easy route During rush hour when people shout and hoot Pick your time to suit your needs If it is only a dream then plant the seeds My surroundings, my universe and my life My achievements, my journey, my strife For when I lay down to let the energy expire My universe will end, all that I am will retire We hope you enjoyed the poems submitted by our customers, if you have a creative flare – keep an eye out for our next competition! Planning a holiday? We’re the experts for over 50’s medical travel insurance. Compare up to 61 prices online now and join over 3 million holidaymakers who have trusted AllClear cover.