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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Monarch of the Glen

by Leon Zadok

With the thundering screeches of an eagle
With the ducks and dives of airborne wanderers
With the click, clicking of rustling hoppers
The Pasture is alive

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THE ROSE

by Liana Howarth

May the rosebuds of yesterday
Be the blooms for today
And the fragrance of tomorrow

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Work Work Work

by Line Svendsen

Quick to be dead
and pretend to smile.
Flashes of light,
gonna be here a while.

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Sleepless

by Louise Mason

11pm and I switch off the lamp
Illuminating one thousand worries in my mind.
Waking from their slumper they hiss and spit
Chasing sleep away into the night.

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Calculations

by Louise Mason

You carefully calculated the scale of deception
pushed abacus pieces from left to right
You hid X's value in Y over Z
And moved chess pieces by cover of night.

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Color Me Nude

by Lynne Shapiro

Is nude NUDE on everyone?
Skin color alone
undermines the uniformity
nude confers.

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