Mary McElroy, Enniskillen
The judges thought the first and last lines were fantastic. It sticks in the mind with a clever use of analogy and neat construct. They loved the narrative ark from the pregnancy test to the body bag.
You’re a thin blue line on a pregnancy stick.
It’s love at first sight,
The blueness of right
The blueness of sighs
The blueness of sad
The blueness of bad
The blueness of a thin line in a blue body bag.