Civilization’s 30th birthday: The winning poems #2

By | October 21, 2021

We picked recently our winners of the birthday contest for Civilization, who all received a copy of Old World sponsored by Mohawk Games, as well as a merchandise package. We now want to use this place to highlight these poems.

The second poem, which are actually multiple senryus, have been submitted by our user Hinin, and show us the various parts of the Civilization games.

“Golden Pyramids
To show the world my greatness.
Stopped : was not first.

My empire lost
Ravaged and seized by
A bloody doomstack

Scout was coming home
And had seen the whole world
Time for an upgrade

A solar arrow
Nuclear fire below
And Gandhi smiles.

An endless conflict
Celts, Vikings, Americans
A ten years long game

Districts, on the coast
My Norwegian ship arrives
Free yields incoming

Immortal leader
Top hat in Middle Ages
Don’t care anymore”

Read all the contest entries here: