MAG Poetry Competition 2010 - search for new poems

About 80% of the participants in the 2010 poetry competition wished their poems to remain viewable on the website. Check these out here:

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Oxford Cat

by Collette Caffrey

Ginger was a cat
Confused that he might be -
Black and called sooty full of mystery,
Prowling the streets of Oxford

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Election Debate

by Craig Bradshaw

Three smiling fools,
Competing for favour,
Colour coded morons,
All suits and smiles

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Barack. Abuma?

by Daniel Mendes

When you won I was surprised
But did not celebrate
Because you’re still a politician at the end of the day
Famous for lies, painting a pretty picture in the war zone

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Clockwork

by Daniel Mendes

They say ‘hold your head high’ but why?
We are all living in shame
How can I look to the sky?
I’ll focus on the drain

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Contradictions

by Daniel Mendes

If I fought fire with water?
Eventually I’d be steaming
If I matched fire with fire?
It’d destroy everything

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The Dark

by Daniel Mendes

If I should die, before I wake…
They would cut me up and throw my body to waste
Slash my remains with blades
Through my skin it penetrates

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T.E.A.R.S ( Tragic Events Amass Relentless Stress)

by Daniel Mendes

Resembling rain descending drains in winter
Mine like a damp wall – with an internal manoeuvre
Sensation of a slave ankles bound together
Frustration of life, not getting better

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Rusty Can

by Daniel Worley

I wandered down to meet the sea,
To set my kindred spirit free,
I sat upon the golden shore,
A flock of seagulls swoop and soar.

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Grief

by Danny Herbert

it's not until memory drifts along,
carried by the gentle breeze
of a fading hurricane that once
wings flapping turbulence

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Bitter Words

by Danny Herbert

I keep bitter words in my back pocket
My flick knife, just in case there they
stay never used in safe sound silent
place Just in

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