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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Spider

by Paul Ambrose

You left me alone and facing the truth -
Love, sloppy old love
Lays reptile eggs for the careless.

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Gather

by Paul Hamilton

Gather

The wolves gather in silence
Out of crisp air

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the concret jungle

by paul rooney

back again in this concret jungle
what a stupid silly bungle
already i wish i could fly on eagles wing
back to that isle were my heart does sing

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bombs

by paul rooney

bombs dropping from the sky
at command of those up high
a region set to flame
to catch the man without a name

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Mountain Gorilla

by Paul Sleight

The cloaked forest, stilled in an evening haze,
Shadows the quiet fathoms of his mien
As a veil drawn on a Sphinx's gaze.
The crest of his girth quickens to a sheen:

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Il Duomo

by Paul Sleight

to stop by the aery swagger
of this façade in spellbound lustres
of rose bled marble and such
dazzles of supernal spires to see

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Tickling Tommy's Tum

by peter nicol-harper

Mummy, why is my eczema crying? I want to kiss it all away.
No, you must not even touch it with your Tommy Thumb.
Mummy, why is my skin flaking? I want to tickle it all away.
No, you must not even pick it with your Peter Pointer.

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