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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by Stewart Melton

This puzzle
troubles me.

I see you

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Dear George

by Stuart Donkin

Dear George,
What's that? You don't understand,
Why Snowy the Snowman disappeared?
Spring came along and although you cried,

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by Tammy O'Malley

What am I?

Well, let me see...

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Who Is My Daddy?

by Tanya Bainbridge

My name is Cody, with Noonan Syndrome
and I am fourteen you see.
I have many things going on,
everything is difficult for me.

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Just like that

by Tatum Dunn

There was justno way of knowing by the way she walked
That she would die today
I could have told her not to go to work
She could have run naked down Brighton Pier instead

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Blood Ties

by Terri Metcalfe

That day on the fell, after my legs had long pedalled out
And only the promise of one more hill kept me pub-bound,
I learned we were finally alike,
Five miles up, and so much air but not enough to breathe,

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Pulling up Deadwood

by Terri Metcalfe

I'm pulling up deadwood,
I think of you: how you stand in your rooted protest,
Yet fall serenely like lily pollen,
Stubborn, staining and beautiful,

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To Make Myself a Perfect Form

by Terri Metcalfe

To make my self a perfect form, in your eyes,
I would give you mine,
And you could see my world, with you in it.
You'd know how sometimes I look straight into the Sun,

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The Common Restless Visionary

by Thomas Haley

Your latest and
Your greatest plan
Lays cooling on the sill
Prey to sticky fingers

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Should Be Spring

by Thomas Horton

Wee snowflakes linger like diamonds on daffodils
Each one a miracle forged by the hands of God’s tiniest minions
At play in the bleary clouds

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