MAG Poetry Competition 2009 - search for new poems

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and i awake

by Mervyn Cooke

The burn would run all night and morning
Gurgling seductively outside my bedroom window
Golden brown and bubbling over the peat-moss moors
Sounds of scratching fowls and swishing cows

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It Won't Stop Raining

by Michael Bowden

A break in life that reminds you
how broken Life has become.
Wasteful rain
that washes away

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Marks & Spencer - Men's Department

by Michael Bowden

Aimless. Thoughtless. Hopeless.
Drifting through every aisle
While dreaming. A dream to wake
Or to escape

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Blessed Is He

by Michael Bowden

Blessed is he who finds Truth and looks him in the eye
Blessed is he who stops the march, turns and wonders why
Blessed is he who looks above when the answers lie below
Blessed is he who goes, not for love, but for a fear of saying no

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Pierides

by Michael Bowden

Often I'll wait with bated breath,
While on Grecian steps I lie,
For their clamour. But, with a whimpering sigh
Of wasted hope, I stand alone.

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Ode to Three Days of Glorious Weather

by Michael Bowden

When summer's full arrival gives its blessing
And inspiration provides itself a setting
The wonders of this wooded world no longer need concealing

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Untitled

by Michael Donovan

Dying was just like walking
In the alley somebody came and kept on
But that whore she rode the alley as she does the earth

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Drink Bandit

by Michael Dueck

A coin from king to cutpurse sates a burning fierce desire,
In mire of eyes, a siren cries for wanton lust, a liar

She pinches gold just as the thief, so amorous in reason,

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Epitaph

by Michael Dueck

I fear no death,
For when you are gone
Elysian fields
Will whisper your song,

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British Museum Revisited Again

by Michael Farry

In the Museum I heard thirty languages
as I investigated the frequency of owls
with broken legs on Egyptian burial reliefs

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