MAG Poetry Competition 2009 - search for new poems

About 80% of the participants in the 2009 poetry competition wished their poems to remain viewable on the website. Check these out here:

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The Cave

by Mark Johnstone

I once went down a deep dark cave to see what I could find.
The voices followed down the trail, the light it lagged behind.

The muscles tightened round my eyes, my eyebrows burrowed in.

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LEAD ME, LEADER

by Mark Richardson

There are other ways to skin a cat, so why do you kill this morning?
Giving me your cold shoulder was enough to start our moaning
Your pigeon chest and legs astride, this kingdom awaits your order

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MIND GAMES

by Mark Richardson

If you could read my mind, what a tale my headwould tell
A penny for my thoughts you say, but would i let them sell
Let me in but shut me out, with your silly little games
it's never ending chaos, for one like you there's names

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Her

by Mary Dennis

May pianists play symphonies in praise of her greatness
May painters depict Venus and Aphrodite in her likeness
May sculptors strive to eternalize the curves of her frame
May scribes who seek the perfect word discover her name.

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Hauptstrasse

by Mary Dennis

Bells tell us to rise
and the shadow of God's hand
begins to move
over the city. It envelops

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I Make Death Omelettes

by Mary Dennis

I am not going to die.

I am not going to die
because I laugh

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Hungry Like The Wolf

by Matt bowden

Roaming like a wild animal in the forest
I am hungry like the wolf
This decadence has eaten away my soul
The rough love that I desire from him and him

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Smoke Cloud Incision

by Matthew Kruzmetra

apathetic vision
active indecision
stone washed memories
like a smoke cloud incision

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Colours in a Void

by Matthew Kruzmetra

brain dead dozing
thousand mile stare
scattered thoughts composing
I wish I didn't care

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Would you be my one and only

by mejd Jaber

Would you ever think to ask me out,
Would you take me to a movie,
Would you dare your-self to hold my hand in-front of your ‘mates',
Would you really take me on a date,

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