The George Crabbe Memorial Poetry Competition
2005 Crabbe Memorial Competition – Second Prize
Adjudicator: Danielle Hope

Thank you for appearing on our Show.
We hope you are feeling better.
The decor in the Big Brother House
was already quite tasteful
but a vast wheatfield under troubled skies
made a change
and a Jaffa sun spinning towards a cypress
doing a samba behind the sofa
looks rather jolly.

We warned you about the gamesmanship
between celebrity housemates
but when their razor sharp egos
cut you down to size, so to speak,
the low flying ear was a touch of genius.
The ratings soared.
All as it should be then.

Copyright © Maggie Andrews 2005

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