Friday, March 10, 2017

And the winner is…..!--By George L. Ellison--England

And the winner is…..!

The big night has come around again
The red carpet is rolled out for everyone
For the confident, the shy and the vain
All basking in their glory like a shining sun

Making their way one by one into the auditorium
With expectant faces and some with good graces
The hall slowly fills with a distinct vocal hum
There are people from all places and many races

The time has come the light becomes subdued
The anticipation is palpable as it rises
The compare for the night enters right on cue
Now is the time for handing out the prizes

The night goes well with the occasional song
With all categories covered and well shared
Like clockwork the ceremony ticks along
Is it too good to avoid any trouble can we dare?

The climax is fast approaching still everything goes well
Now for best picture, The winner will be, can you guess?
On the stage come the actors Warren and Faye who looks swell
And the winner is…..La La La…Moonlight, Oh dear what a mess!

George L. Ellison is a writer of poetry and short stories. He has published three books called Poetic Reminiscences, Weaving Words and Reflections. George lives with his wife and dogs in Chester-Le-Street, County Durham in England. He is a member of The Writers and Poetry Alliance and owner of Poetry and short story ink.  George has a Facebook Author page and is currently working on various projects as well as learning to play the saxophone at the Sage Gateshead!


  1. Another very good poem by George, Great stage set for
    "And the winner is" La La La…Moonlight, Oh dear what
    a mess! Colossal humor. But isn't that the way life often
    is? Very good poetry English George.

  2. George,
    I remember this faux pas from the Oscars,. It seems as though it was done purposely, when all it was, was a mix-up in envelopes. How embarrassing either way!
    Yours truly,
    David Fox

  3. Dear George,
    Wonderfully on target speaking to an event which demonstrated that even the most carefully choreographed moment can go wrong!
    Thank you.