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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Swimming pool

by Rob Christie

Swimming pool

I saw him again today
In his wet baggy shorts

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Mouse

by Rob Christie

I gave to her a silver mouse
A tiny charm against the dark.
It sparkled,
bright symbol of my timid heart.

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Intimates

by Rob Christie

Intimates

Tenderness, yes.
The cupped hand caress.

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Taking the Wrong Direction

by ROBIN DAGLISH

These boots are booby trapped:
go the wrong way, walk the wrong track
and they will lift you from the ground,
remove themselves in a flash

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Gnome Balcony

by Ross Kightly

I miss Tyehra so much - our ‘romance'
may have been brief, passing as swiftly as
the stroke of His brush across her hair,
her cerulean eye, her so perfectly-restrained swell

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Jettatura

by Ross Kightly

He found no comfort, loving her so much,
the stretch of plausibility so far
beyond the slippy touch of flesh or words.
There's only pain, the need to please, give

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lovers

by russell brierley

Can I speak.

How have we got to this,
At an empty party,

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Numb

by Ruth Holt

That was the night that I threw my keys in the river, just to hear them go plop.
When the wind on my cheeks and the sound of the rushing,
deep and constant, made me feel like I was in motion without moving.
Frozen still in time but utterly in being.

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Immortality

by Ruth Stacey

The only certain cure for death is sex,
All else to dusty shadows and burnt soot,
Children give endless life and few regrets.

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