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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Lost Playgrounds

by Gabrielle Lockwood

How vulnerable is this world,
Where an innocentfieldbecomes a deathtrap.
Children whoonce played without a thought,
Now rummage for metal they can sell as scrap.

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La Fotografia

by Gabrielle Lockwood

Click, snap, a moment is captured,
But is reality reflected or is it just fractured?
You're intrigued and curious about the culture,
But is dignity maintained when you snap like a vulture?

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Love For Life

by Gabrielle Lockwood

Before us today, united you stand,
Looking forward together, hand gripped in hand.
This is the moment, you’ve both chosen your direction,
A soul mate on whom to pour your affection.

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Unwanted

by gary butcher

Loves bitter tail twists
cruel hooks
deeper buried than times healing
can cure

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Lucky Boy

by gary butcher

Hey here i am
wading through the hordes
of sex trade spam
a lonely guy of course.

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Tread Lightly I Pray You

by gary butcher

Tread lightly i pray you
take care
there's plenty beneath
to beware

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Shout

by gary butcher

I shout
for the joy of shouting
Ishout
with joyful glee

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Yes

by gary butcher

Fill my glass to the brim
am an optimist after all
keep the high spirits coming
put behind the hard days toil

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Stay In Touch

by Gary Carr

Only a mirror. It’s not really me I see. An illusion like the world. Not liking the world I lie, curled in my mind’s eye. Mindless I wander the corridors. Search, looking for a reality to stay in touch with.

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Cocoon effect

by Gary Hartley

You in your weakened state
I want to be the dark stuff
Under your eyes
The perspiration rolling southwards

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