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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i am here

by Jill Chong

What constitutes someone’s presence?
Their smile? Their gaze? Their hair?
What is it that lets you know they are there?
Is it their newfound absence as they leave;

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Mrs Dumpty

by Jim Hayes

You were my
special child when you were little--
it bothered
me you always looked so pale.

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Sea Story

by Joanna Humm

I sent my body drifting to the bottom of the sea
The forests of the underworld a resting place for me

But quick your servants found me and awoke my lifeless eyes

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The Heart that Drowned

by Joanne Keegan

My heart is heavy and sick,
The air is foreboding and thick
Darkness outside,
The sky has cried

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The night my heart drowned

by Joanne Keegan

My heart is heavy and sick,
The air is foreboding and thick
Darkness outside,
The sky has cried

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My blog is very popular

by Joe Shier

My blog is very popular
It has millions of readers
But theydon’t leave comments
Because they wouldn’t change a thing

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The accidental gifts of birds

by John Keenan

Autumn went out like a bedroom light
When you upped sticks and left the nest.
The accidental gifts of birds were gone,
Feathers on paths, books on the toilet floor.

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The word for lost

by John Keenan

Non parlo italiano
What did I say that made you disappear
Into the old town’s labyrinth
Of white houses so tightly packed

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Dragonfly blues

by John Keenan

All, nothing, all, nothing, this dragonfly,
Its hundred, tiny sapphires sparkling in
The bright, June sun, hovers on wings as
Light as breath, criss-crossed with silver filigree,

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The Storm

by Johnny Dod

Raindrops fall and I hear you call
My name
Thunder rumbles lightning crumbles
My name

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