Grand Prize Winner
Poetry Slam 2010
“The Trojan War”
By Kaylie Brown
There was a young prince named Paris
Who everyone thought was garish,
Judge of a small beauty contest
The women did look a bit stressed.
They offered him wonderful gifts
Which Paris thought was just a bliss,
He promptly chose Aphrodite
Cause her present was just mighty,
Most beautiful woman on earth
Of course they all new since her birth,
Paris soon headed to Sparta
To give his new wife a parka.
Took Helen in just a quick spur
Menelaus husband to her
Woke up to see what was the stir
All he could see was just a blur.
Now Sparta waged war against Troy
To get back his nice piece of joy
Of course for many years they fought
Until everyone was distraught.
Ten long years slowly passed on by
Finally they started to cry,
A man had a plan which was good
To make a big horse made of wood.
They delivered it to the gates
Which everybody thought was great.
At dark the Trojans pulled it inside
But soon the soldiers would all deny,
Spartan men started coming out
When the Trojan men were in doubt
The horse collapsed in a flurry
Now the Trojans had to hurry!
Menelaus then grabbed Helen
Now they were all just a yellin’,
To the large ships they all flew too
Soon there home was to be in view.
Arriving home they made a stew
Knowing what everyone went through.
Now in joy and jubilation,
They all ate in celebration.