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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Blessed Is He

by Michael Bowden

Blessed is he who finds Truth and looks him in the eye
Blessed is he who stops the march, turns and wonders why
Blessed is he who looks above when the answers lie below
Blessed is he who goes, not for love, but for a fear of saying no

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Marks & Spencer - Men's Department

by Michael Bowden

Aimless. Thoughtless. Hopeless.
Drifting through every aisle
While dreaming. A dream to wake
Or to escape

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Ode to Three Days of Glorious Weather

by Michael Bowden

When summer's full arrival gives its blessing
And inspiration provides itself a setting
The wonders of this wooded world no longer need concealing

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Untitled

by Michael Donovan

Dying was just like walking
In the alley somebody came and kept on
But that whore she rode the alley as she does the earth

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Drink Bandit

by Michael Dueck

A coin from king to cutpurse sates a burning fierce desire,
In mire of eyes, a siren cries for wanton lust, a liar

She pinches gold just as the thief, so amorous in reason,

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Epitaph

by Michael Dueck

I fear no death,
For when you are gone
Elysian fields
Will whisper your song,

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British Museum Revisited Again

by Michael Farry

In the Museum I heard thirty languages
as I investigated the frequency of owls
with broken legs on Egyptian burial reliefs

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Dancing On Ice

by MICHAEL MAGUIRE

In this rink, life's T's & C's
try to divide us
our unconditional love
threatened

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ACTIVITY CURTAILED

by Michael Newman

A gossip of women's feet
Across the pavement
Eventually drains
Down the gutter. Floodwater.

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Miss Robertson

by Michele Baker

Ten Walpole Terrace overlooks
The playing fields of a
British boarding school for boys
Where strapping specimens

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