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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Albion!

by colin croad

England is such a pleasant land,
Filled with yeomen, so proud, so grand!
We fly our flags and cheer our team,

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David, 1961

by Colin Fisher

I like my mum’s photos.
She can capture movement
That for me would simply be a
Blur. The best photos of us

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Finding Out You Both Like Smelling Old Books

by Colin Fisher

The book taken,
It is opened,
The pages sniffed
And then the smile.

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Space

by Colin Fisher

Odd
But it's the space I want
Not the words. And
They were good words:

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Between

by Colin Rennie

I crunch silence between my toes
because my voice can't be raised
The barb of your tongue is a harpoon
Nailing a whale's back.

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Bleeding

by Colin Rennie

I crunch silence between my toes
because my voice can't be raised
The barb of your tongue is a harpoon
Nailing a whale's back.

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Plankton

by Colin Rennie

The words didn't come to me
That day you asked me why
I just stood and watched
starlings swim like plankton in the sky

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Honi soit qui mal y pense

by Craig Raeside

He volunteered just out of school
with a young mans' eyes
and bravery.
Honour him.

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Gazza with one "Z"

by Dan Gee

When did it all start to melt down?
Those wonderful feet became chequered,
with blood filled fat cheeks where
the laces came loose and the boots fell off.

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Lost

by Daniel Mendes

A time when I'm lost for words
Running short of laughter
I'm finding it hard to deal with the stress
My shoulders can't take the pressure

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