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Pensioner wins 2nd prize in text love poem comp

Granny in love wins prize for phone text poetry | Reuters

Eileen Bridge, 68, a grandmother, from Accrington, Lancashire, won 350 pounds ($697) in the “txt laureate” competition, after she took second place with an ode to her husband of six months.

The entry read: “O hart tht sorz, My luv adorz, He mAks me liv, He mAks me giv, Myslf 2 him, As my luv porz.”

Bless. So do you want to know what wonderful prose won the first prize? It’s this, courtesy of 23 year old London-based law student Ben Ziman-Bright.

Not even the wet rustle of rain can dampen today. Your text buoys me above oil-rainbow puddles like a paper boat, so that even soaked to the skin, I am grinning.

I prefer Eileen’s to be honest. Pure class 🙂

 

3 replies on “Pensioner wins 2nd prize in text love poem comp”

Yes, but taking the line breaks out of a poem is like using different words entirely, and then misspelling half of them, and then pronouncing them wrong.

Not even

the wet rustle of rain
can dampen today. Your text
buoys me above oil-rainbow puddles
like a paper boat, so that even
soaked to the skin
I am grinning.

I blame Reuters myself, and the person who cut and paste their article for the quote. 😉

I still prefer Eileen’s one though. More txt-speak, innit. Wicked stylee ting and more down with da kids. Personally I prefer to use proper language in a text. Then again, maybe I’m just getting too complacent with the automatic concatenation of modern handsets.

I was amazed to see who the winner was. This was a neighbour of mine many years ago. And I spoke to his mum earlier today.

What a small world eh!

That Ben – he’s a clever boy…

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