Our Valentines poetry competition attracted a large number of entrants, as usual, this year. After one week's worth of voting, the winner has been announced - Bella Tilley. It took a little later than normal to announce as Bella didn't get our original announcement, gladly we got through to Bella and she is delighted with the news.
After all of the gloominess caused by the Covid 19 pandemic, we loved reading all of the entries and we felt that Bella's stood out. We asked Bella to share her motivation for her poem:
Bella says "My motivation, as always, is my three little daughters. They inspire everything I do, including how I've approached the strange situation we find ourselves in currently with Covid. I feel very lucky to have that. I am thrilled to have won. My three little girls are thrilled too. I think it is such a lovely and positive competition that Tree2mydoor host, bringing a little bit of light hearted relief to many, and I cannot wait to see the other entries too!"
This is Bella's winning Valentines poem:
I used to think that Valentines was just for lovers,
But that completely changed when I became a mother.
Not mum to one, not two but three,
From little seeds blossoming into budding trees.
I water you with unconditional love,
You bring me sunshine even with no sun above.
Suddenly we found ourselves locked indoors,
We thought we couldn't go and enjoy ourselves any more.
But as long as I have you my dears, that's all I need,
This Valentines, I will celebrate my love for you and that is true love indeed.
Bella Tilley, 32
Big congratulations Bella !
Have a look at the other entries into the 2021 Valentines Poetry Competition.