The winning poet in the 26-35 yrs category is Lutcia Primich Griessel with her poem Time And Patience while the winner in the Over 35 yrs category is Richard Street with his poem More And More Each Day.
The competition was generously sponsored by the following businesses in Simon’s Town:
JML Rotary Scout Boat berthed at FBYC – a trip in the bay for 2
Grosvenor Guest House – an overnight stay for 2
Pescados for a meal voucher
Neptunes at FBYC for a meal voucher
Simonstown Bottle Store for a bottle of champagne
Colleen Liell- Cock
Time and Patience
Moving on their own
Time turns to understanding
Receives a brighter view
While patience learns
That the wait is
Worth her while
And she smiles with this
Knowing upon her face
Rushing through her body
Inside of her
She feels herself
And knows that
Time has stopped
To listen to her heartbeat
She’s breathing in his
Falling asleep to
The rhythm of
A beautiful day
Time and Patience
Found a way
Lutcia Primich Griessel
Winner 26-35 yrs Category
What is more feeble than this pen
Which vainly tries to write – and then
Just cannot find the words that tell
My love for you which casts it’s spell
And sends me to the brink of bliss
And has me scribble notes like this.
Crumpled sheets of paper lie
Scattered as I vainly try
To get the ink to smoothly flow
So you can feel and surely know
My deep and tender love for you
Has lasted well beyond “I do”.
And as the crumpled papers mount
So many now that I lose count
I shake my head and heave a sigh.
Could I count the star on high?
Count the droplets in the sea?
So much easier that would be.
I gather up the paper scraps
And ruefully I think perhaps
There are no words that I could find
No matter how I strain my mind
Except with deep respect to say:
“I love you more and more each day.”
Winner over 35 Category
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