Great Western Railway (GWR) have done some research and found that in Britain, over a third of us feel we’ve lost our creativity as adults. I find that really sad and GWR decided it was time to do something about it.
Great Western Rail Inspired Lines Competition
The Great Western Rail Inspired Lines competition aims to get us all putting pen to paper. They’re asking us to write a short poem of a MAXIMUM of 50 words. The poem should be inspired by views from the train window on a GWR line.
To help promote the competition, Alex James from Blur has written his own poem. As a West Country resident, he’ll also be judging the entries to choose a favourite poem. The competition is open until 3rd November and the first 50 entries will win a free train journey. The overall winner gets a year’s free travel on a GWR line of their choice!
To read the terms and conditions, get some inspiration from Alex and submit your entry, head over to the GWR website. You can also check out some fellow poets using the hashtag #InspiredLines on Twitter.
We sometimes take a GWR train journey from Worcestershire, through the Cotswolds and down to London to see my sister. It’s such a beautiful area for a train to pass through I can see how people would draw inspiration from it. So I thought I’d have a go at my own 50 word poem inspired by our journey down to London.
Keep running we’re late,
We leap on the train.
The doors close behind us,
It’s moving again.
Green fields roll past us,
The train trundles on,
Admiring the countryside,
Then it is gone.
We enter the town now,
The bustling sprawl.
London we’re coming,
We answer her call.
What train journey inspires you? Head over and share it with GWR for your chance to win!