We 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!