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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the 10pm advert

by chris dommett

Have you seen that promotional program?
It tells you what the trends of the times are
Like murder, drugs and sex.
It shows great graphic scenes

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On first eating an oyster . . .

by Christina Raven

Taste this swirl of salt wind

Feel this glide of white wings over tide-tugged water

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In their dreams

by Christina Raven

A child dreamt

of dancing, of running,
graceful and swift.

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REMEMBER

by Christine Digby

I don't mind that you didn't look when I waved as you went by.
Maybe your mind was somewhere else, perhaps you didn't see.

Remember when the world was ours, we thought was ours for ever?

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Awakening

by Clair Harwood

Share the arms and bid farewell
Our love increases to a swell
The value steeps and invites the fear
Our bounty popped with a single tear

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Tangerine Fields

by Claire Gordon

Tangerine fields and marmalade dreams
Strawberry rainbows ripped at the seams
Candyfloss hurricanes and honeycomb leaves
Lost in a world of make believes

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day dream believer

by Claire Gordon

precious moments stolen
rumours, secrets broken
obsessively in the shadows hiding
crashing, stumbling, colliding

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The Mistress

by Clare Hawkins

Stay awhile for we are young and sleep demands an ending,
Stay awhile while embers fade the sun will soon be rising,
And light may bring that striking shame of stripped bare limbs and yearning,
Stay awhile in the dying heat and soporific comfort

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A Successful Marriage

by Clare Hawkins

It changes over time,
I see each furrow and shift in your demeanour,
I catalogue each one with memories to index,
The times we felt not striking made their mark on you,

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To you

by Clare Hawkins

Not for you I cry, not for you.
There is no well here for you to draw upon,
I have taken this at least,
You'll find my face in each new love you'll see,

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