Well, it is a pity there were only three entries, but they were all of the highest quality. (entries here)
Firstly, Janus’s tribute to the fallen of World War One
Secondly, Soutie’s tongue in cheek appreciation of the New South Africa.
Thirdly, PapaG’s thanks for life in general, with a bit of sub-editing from Soutie
I have to say I enjoyed reading each of them very much, and it has taken me a day of consideration to come to a decision.
By a gnat’s whatsit, because of his preferences for pooches over moggies, the winner is PapaG. Well done Sir, but I reckon you owe Soutie a beer!
I leave the Chrimbo Comp in your capable hands.
NB: Please, all you Charioteers out there, take a bit of time to try and write a poem. It does not have to be very long or very clever. Just write your thoughts down on paper.