Text messaging is not only the province of the young, it seems, and this year the second prize was scooped by "a love-struck pensioner"!:
Eileen Bridge, 68, a grandmother, from Accrington, Lancashire, won £350 in the "txt laureate" competition, after she took second place with an ode to her husband of six months. The entry read: "O hart tht sorz, My luv adorz, He mAks me liv, He mAks me giv, Myslf 2 him, As my luv porz." The retired teacher was only beaten by London law student Ben Ziman-Bright, 23, who scooped the top prize of £1,000. He wrote: "Not even the wet rustle of rain can dampen today. Your text buoys me above oil-rainbow puddles like a paper boat, so that even soaked to the skin, I am grinning."A T-Mobile survey carried out in the UK discovered that:
40% of us cherish mobile love messages by keeping them on their handset, and nearly half of us (46%) crave flirty SMSs and poems. Under 24s are the most sentimental - 49% keep more than 20 romantic texts on their phone, while only 16% of people over 45 years keep that many. Women (40%) and under 24s (62%) find it easiest to communicate feelings via text rather than face-to-face, while one in five men (19%) find poetry the most romantic form of communication.So why not send your loved one a romantic txt message in poetry today ... and so we can all enjoy it, post it here!