The egg and spoon race

It wasn’t about the losers
it was about those that didn’t win
he gives a wry grin at that
not being
politically correct.

I thought aloud,
if everyone’s a winner
what is the point to enter?
where is the satisfaction
to be gained?

even heroes want the glory
if no one gets first prize
where is the story?

The back pages of tabloids
become voids
to be avoided
at all costs.

And who would win the hand
of the fairest maiden in all of the land
wouldn’t win it at all,
we all would
what would she become then?

© 2018, John Smallshaw.