Winner of the Poetry Challenge is…


…a three way tie this time between the 3 poems that were submitted! 🙂  Cool!  Here are the 3 winning entries for the last Poetry Challenge, with 4 votes each.

Astounding Assemblage
by Anne Sikes

From Maggie:

Astounding Assemblage

Astounding the assemblage, auto parts,
tools, tires, all sorts of mismatched, unused things.
How odd the memory this junkyard brings:
Am I someone unloved, cast off, whose heart’s

desire is simple? Give me daily bread,
and in the giving, share your kindness. Touch
me at my depth. I fear there isn’t much
to me, that what my father, back then, said:

“Nothing but skin and bones, a skeleton,”
is true. He spoke about my weight, but all
I heard was “Nothing,” and I took a fall
in confidence. Then he and I were done.

Well, so it seemed. Relationship of rocks
made pleasing him impossible. I tried.
O, did I try…but couldn’t. Yes, I cried
so often, wondering about the clocks

that seemed to stop. We didn’t talk for years.
2009 lung cancer claimed him. We
both wrote, so had fun sharing poetry.
I wonder still if he knew all my fears.

Astounding the assemblage, parts of life
that color where we go and what we do.
I want to hear a songbird sing, dove coo,
instead, sometimes, hear dissonance of strife.

From Tim:

Astounding Assemblage

It was so smooth to the touch
built with talent , patience and such
a family prize , passed down with pride
it was sleek , fast , a dream ride
astounding assemblage indeed
had every thing our baby needs
this carriage was a century old
smoothly down streets it rolled
the time will come sooner or later
I wait for the day we pass it to daughter.

And from Eunice:

Astounding Assemblage

I was new at this
I had no idea where to start
All I felt I could do was wish
To become the best by following my heart.

I went up and down the rows
going through the astounding assemblage of colored beads
Can I really make this, who knows
who knew they would be called seeds.

So seed beads come in different sizes from tiny to even smaller
Did I tell you she had so many to choose from
I did not know how many times I would need to call her
I hate learning something new, it seems to always make me feel dumb

So with a few classes under my belt
I begin to bead with abandon
I pricked my finger so many times there is now a constant welt
Time to get my BLUE TRAY out and for me to lay my astounding assemblage of beads on!

Thank you all for your poems! 🙂

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About Anne Sikes

"But we have this treasure in earthen vessels, that the excellency of the power may be of God, and not of us." (2 Cor. 4:7) Sharing the journey through daily thoughts and struggles, examination of Scripture, poetry, music and art.
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12 Responses to Winner of the Poetry Challenge is…

  1. howanxious says:

    Congratulations to the three of them. Amazing poems! 🙂

  2. Maggie says:

    Thank you, Anne. I am pleased to be in the company of the other “winners.” Thanks for the challenge.

  3. timzauto says:

    Anne Why cant I comment …am I on a block list ..?

    • Anne Sikes says:

      No…I just saw your comments in my spam folder…don’t know why they went there…maybe because you changed your gravatar? No clue. But I approved the first one. Will delete the others since they’re duplicates.

  4. Reblogged this on Living and Lovin and commented:
    A Challenge I was apart of for any of you who followed and voted for my atempt at a POEM thanks so much

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