Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2010

ALABASTA COFFICUS

by TIM SANSOM

Why is it you look so defeated? So broken ,compliant and wan?
I’ve walked with ‘The Eloy’ too long you see. I’ve walked with ‘The Eloy’ too long.
You never seem to object to injustice, or speak out when something is wrong?
I’ve bathed with ‘The Eloy’ too long you see I’ve talked with ‘The Eloy ‘too long.
 
It seems you’ll do all to avoid confrontation as though your self worth has all gone?
I’ve swam with ‘The Eloy ’ too long you see, I’ve dined with ‘The Eloy’ too long
 
Then if you know this why not say so, in dance, or in painting or song?
I’ve walked with ‘The Eloy’ too long you see, I’ve cowered from ‘The Morlocks’ too long.

Added: 23.04.2010

Judges' comments on this poem

18.05.2010

took me a while to work out what 'The Eloy' were and what it meant

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