by Irreleva Wu
Continuing gou-rou.com's perennial commitment to child development, we are proud to announce the winners of the fourth annual gou-rou.com-sponsored Children's Poetry Contest. This year's theme was "Suffering and Darkness". All the entries we received were wonderful, and our panel of judges had a tremendously hard time deciding on this year's top prize winners.
Top Prize: William Eldra (5 1/2 yrs old) - "Misery"
William will receive a crate of wines from Riverside Cafe and unlimited access to the gou-rou.com website.
Runner up: Carrie Andrews (5 yrs old)
Darkness swamps my heart,
The light is far now, dimming
I see further than the end
Downwards, under the bed.
My terror spills forth like waves breaking
On a rotting pier
The sun has fallen.
Carrie has won unlimited access to gou-rou.com and a special surprise visit from Angel Chu, who will take her for a makeover!!!!!
Special Prize for innovation: Mark Grant (4 1/4 years old)
Misery loves company,
but company is hard to find.
Rainbows and hurricanes,
uneasy bedfellows across time.
Falling out of bed,
The blind spot spreads.
Mark will receive a set of gou-rou.com colouring pens and a gou-rou.com pin badge, and a month's free entry into Passion Bar and Club