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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I Don't Want a Hip Pocket God

by Allene Rasmussen Nichols

I don’t want a hip pocket god
on which to write checks of righteousness
for a miracle here and there,
a mother cured of cancer,

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I am jagged and secret

by Allene Rasmussen Nichols

I am jagged and secret
like broken glass
hidden in a snowflake-
a suicide bomber.

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COLLISION

by alyth yealland

night time when fire meets ice purple rage meets diamond frost blazing reds and shimmering golds jive and skid on arctic white he burns; I melt. he spits; I crack. night time when fire meets ice

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light

by Amanda Hassett

Shall I look upon the moon? I might..
I WILL one day, but not tonight.
And I must shelter from the sun
Her gentle rays now seem to burn

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On Becoming A Human Being

by amanda milligan

A flag of cloth, straggled through mud,
scorched by the sun, mocked by the stars,
catches in tree branches flutters in the wind licking shadows across
cracked vessels tipped on a beach dripping medicine into the sand.

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Unknown Angel

by Amanda Senior

She easily becomes the darkness,
All the good she does,
Is masked
By the shadowy existence

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Into My Eyes

by Angela Dunley

Into my eyes you looked, you gazed, you lingered
The sweet kiss from your mouth, the mouth I traced with delicate fingers

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Barefoot Tripping

by Angela Dunley

Dance like a wild fire of passion
Barefoot tripping, the dance, the Lesson

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Rose to Bloom

by Angela Dunley

Rose to Bloom - Sky to reach
Lessons of Hurt - Lessons to teach

Eyes of Tears - Heart of pain

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Black and Blue

by Anna Williams

So now I write with my black pen.
The ink is always black;
It should be blue, or red.

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