Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2011

THE COMPETITORS

by TIM SANSOM


 
 
How about that?
The randomiser served you up this one!
And you’ve already been wondering as a judge second and a poet first
‘Am I massively overrating or underrating them?
It would seem there are infinite goals.
 
 
Well now here goes.
Tiny shards of  tangerine sunlight  spilled into the study.
No wait.
The study, otherwise bleak, suddenly enjoyed……..
No no hold on.
Morning broke, illuminating the s……
 
 
Some are honest
Some are different
Some are beautiful
Some reach our emotions
Some revere that which is fallible in the human condition
Some are well crafted from rhyme to metre
Some articulate the subconscious with great accuracy
Some are irrefutably impressive without our being able to say why.
 
Four three two one
Three won too for
One too free four
I don’t have a study.

Added: 25.03.2011

Judges' comments on this poem

08.05.2011

a nice take on this competition and the participants.

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