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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What you wanna war with me for

by William Robinson

What you wanna war with me for?
Troops armed with M16’s and C4,
a nuclear arsenal that will make your knees quiver
and start a nuclear winter that’ll make your Grandma shiver.

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Where the sun lies down with the wind and the rain.

by William Robinson

“Why does the sun leave? and where does it go?”
sinking slowly over the horizon, tinting the sky with red
sinking slowly under the soil, trimming the clouds with gold.
“It goes to join the wind, where it sleeps when it does not blow”

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On meeting Pam again after 30 years

by William West

I was ill
Sitting at a table
In the Art Gallery
Awaiting a friendly bowl of soup

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The Signs of Sleep

by Winston Plowes

A child is inthe Boatman's bed.
And all the signs of sleep are on her.

Buried by the covers from the Thursday market,

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My Pal Reggie

by Zelda James

My pal Reggie is a hit with the girls
He uses cheap aftershave and has had his hair permed
No Calvin Kleins for him
The y-fronts just won't do

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