Budding poets challenged to ‘beat the bus bard’

YELLOW Buses (YB) is challenging budding poets to enter a Valentine’s Day contest and ‘beat the bus bard.’

For the last four years YB has celebrated the romantic day by presenting red roses and cards to passengers.

The cards carry a suitably corny poem thanking people for travelling on the ‘Yellows’ throughout the year.

Now YB has thrown down the gauntlet and invited passengers to ‘beat the bus bard’ and have their poem chosen for publication. The winner will receive chocolates, roses and a complimentary 30 day travel card.

The company has started off the first verse and is looking for at least one more to complete it.

The YB contribution begins:

We see you at the stop each day

You’re looking really grand

Are you going to work, to shop or play?

We’ll stop if you hold out your hand

Entrants can either add to this or come up with a completely new set of verses if they wish.

Entries should be emailed to [email protected] and the winning verse, if YB’s bard is beaten, will be printed in the Valentine’s Day card ready for February 14.

Closing date for entries is Monday February 7. Entrants should include their name, address and a daytime telephone number.

Jenni Wilkinson, YB’s Head of Marketing, said: “Our Valentine’s Day celebrations are a fun way of thanking our passengers for their loyalty.

“The ‘Beat the Bus Bard’ competition has been very popular in the past and we’re hoping this year will be no different.”

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