Open Poetry Competition Winners
1st Prize: £500.00 Mark Ford
2nd Prize: £250.00 S. Long
3rd Prize: £100.00 Richard Carter
4th Prize: £75.00 Lynne Graham
5th Prize: £50.00 Stephanie Potter
6th Prize: Personal e-Coaching Sesssion – Joe Massingham
7th Prize: 3 Months Premier 1 Membership – Kris Abildgaard
by Mark Ford
The tear that falls is bittersweet,
a tale of betrayal, of bitter loss
Who knew that life could take this twisted turn,
your misery unfolds and the
trail edged of frost.
Once, joy reigned, and emerged
sparkling shimmer, as a sunbeam
sweeping through your life.
Why did your life turn to dust
the remnants of love, a distant touch?
Did you blink and miss the light that turned cold?
Did the smile of complacency wear thin?
A frozen mask as the sky turned in and the air grew cold cold?
Did love become frail, wither and die and seep
through the cracks, filtering away?
So the answer to love lost, was to do nothing bar weep,
tears of anguish and pain did seep
Alone, as your spring and autumn mingled to one and your
winter beckoned, overwhelmed and won.