The month of March winner of our 30/3/30 poetry competition is Sandra Mc Donnell-Hill with her poem 'Lost in Change' from topic ; Changed Times.
Sandra has only recently returned to writing poetry and it is us that benefits from her reborn urge to write.
Sandra (centre) receiving her prize from guest artist Colin Hassard. Highly commended certificates were also given to
Dymphna Ferran and John Mc Andrew.
Sandra's obvious clarity of thought and feeling are evident here in her winning submission.
Title: Social stratification
Nondescript little man, frustrated, angry.
Another angry man, drunk on power, powerful.
One kicks the cat instead, drinks, beats wife, falls asleep.
The other, soberly targets civilians, to liberate them.
By John Mc Andrew
And Dymphna Ferran with her poem 'Hand in Hand' also from the topic Changed Times.
'Hand in Hand'
Once we walked together, hand in hand
A mother with her child,
Then dementia came reversed our roles.
I’ve now become the mother,
Sadly the life we shared is changing.
By Dymphna Ferran
To all our entrants, your wonderful poems are all winner's to us. Each one tells its own story
and gives us a really hard task to pick out one. Please continue to submit your work and
if you can come to the next Open Mic on April 24th we would love to see you.
Next topics for April's competition are 1) Second Chances........2) Instincts...........3) Neighbours:
Contact details in body of email. Titled poem in attachment with no personal details. Title of work not included in 30 words. Word doc etc no PDF’s
RULES: Judge’s decisions are final. Winner takes all.
*One poem per submission on one subject. Submitting for each topic is allowed on separate attachments.
*Original unpublished work. Format open.
*Winner announced at next Open Mic (last Friday of month).
*Reading by author on the night, when possible, and cash prize presented.
*Winning work showcased on our website (copyright remains with the author).
Best wishes to all.