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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The Tribute

by Rachel Brown

Under a soft grey summer sky
The playful wind whipped up the white sails,
That soared and swept the little boat astray.
The blue waves, flecked with gold,

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Testing

by Rebecca Shore

We are the prisoners of robots,
Who patrol white corridors in long white coats,
Their shoes tap out the minutes and seconds,
Clipboards mark the hours.

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Talking to God

by Rebecca Taylor

So lonely is this life in which I live,
So little I receive for what I give,
Compassion, love and sympathy; I miss,
And so, I fear, that it has led to this.

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TV With the Sound Off

by Richy Campbell

Night: Balms the sore from scratching
and friction in day
Parasites inside my veins beneath my eyes vacate to black for now
My body, it starts to ache

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The Lust of a Misanthrope

by Richy Campbell

Chairs in a room,
I'm facing away
Conversation aims to bring from-
I say nothing.

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Tree of Hope

by Rick Robinson

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Ambiguous

by Rick Robinson

Ambiguous


How quickly can a smile fade?

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animal lover

by Rick Robinson

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Sleep

by Rick Robinson

last night i dreamt of you
sitting on a tree swing
your legs outstretched
your smile fading into the late summer air

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Vikings

by Rob Christie

Vikings

Whatever it was that shocked the queen
Has made the King look very stern

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