Dream Quest One First Poetry Prize
Winner - SUMMER 2015
Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
Within the region of Napierville, Quebec a youth was born,
times of wretched poverty and deeply religious scorn.
Awarded a rare GOD-given talent, so he was chosen
Bodily Strength was the essence that brought him joy and stardom.
decided to venture with the Montreal police force
Amidst its' dangers, it was a profession to become
His family was very proud of his great physical prowess,
As a devoted
farmer, his work had become a wide success.
In the States, this large man was
hired to a specific scheme,
Transporting bricks with the help of a harnessed plow-team.
He was given
five hours, yet he was able to complete it in two,
Without any such forms of assistance, his job was
Among the carnival circuit, he was certainly made a celebrity,
he received gave him a future of prosperity.
Being binded and pitted by Clydesdales, he was triumphant.
a wide circus attraction, his name was made prominent.
Traveling the world, he was reputed
as a renowned competitor,
At his peak, he wanted to retire in to become a hotel proprietor.
parading his wife on a platter, their Love was glowing;
Tending to customers, fine hosts gave the public
a live showing.
A daughter came to this joyous couple, it was truly marital
Like Samson, his hair loss had caused his strength to diminish.
full Life; he passed away at the age of forty-nine,
French-Canadian patriots still have his star continuously
From his humble origins, he was just another dairy farmer;
to everyone, his immense body had been his armor.
Many have failed to succeed his championship, so
Up to this day, his might was never matched nor overpowered.
By Gracie-Jean Lovemark