MAG Poetry Competition 2009 - search for new poems

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A Ghanaian Woman

by Ian Rickard

It’s a profanity, an insanity, a sign of a lack of humanity. Not the Tiger Bay way, but maybe the way of the new Cardiff Bay. An Assembly for protecting health; a Government for creating wealth? What for? For more? What more will be lost through stealth? Someone should be ashamed, nobody of course will be blamed. Except perhaps the Ghanaian woman, who was poor and without position, who was ill and could not get permission to stay near the Bay. Turned away without dignity, It’s a profanity, a sign of a lack of humanity. It takes a village to raise a child; and a country to make an orphan.

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The Back Of Beyond

by Ian Roberts

The force of faith and the crystal of truth
May shatter before they are called the same:
Neither belief nor science can tender proof
Of a world created in a god's name.

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by Isabel Darby

When I went to bed at night the world was shrinking
smaller, smaller,
tincey wincey.
When I went to bed at night my room was shrinking

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