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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The Archon Sits.

by Jonathan Hyde

The Archon sits upon the stone cold throne
He awaits honor and grace, 'gifts' from those displaced.
The stolen heartbeats from the red breasts nest.
Now bow before the pride of a face made up of many faces.

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I am a work in progress.

by Jonathan Hyde

I am a work in progress
A poem without conclusion
With heartbeat words that float away from the pale leaf
For their frame is not yet constructed, the pattern incomplete.

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by Joseph Hobbs

Elusive. Invasive. Intrusive and evasive,
Perpetually teasing, but it's always persuasive.

Surprising and eager, joy comes to greet her -

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Pendant o' Peril

by Joshua Brown

If I could only find the words, grasp the words, claim them as my own

I would forge them together in blistering cold, persisting flames

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A Visit to South Africa

by Joy Thomas

Dogs barking, alarms ringing,
windows closed, barred against intruders.
Another night in South Africa.

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I Think You Sing

by Karen Alexander

Here we shared the slips and reels of earnest conversation
An interweaving counterpoint of dialogue
Wherein I bled the truth of loving
Heart’s secrets shed

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What Comes Next?

by Kathryn Nixon

People ruling peoples
People shunning people
People owning people

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Learning to grow

by kathy cakebread

When a person is born,
They must find their way,
Growing and changing on this earthly stay,
Different ideas, dreams and motivations,

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by Kathy Greethurst

I go to the weir when the sluices are open
to listen to the white water roar.

In its dark,

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Love is Darkness

by Keith Davison

When the eclipse comes
I am the wrong side of the sun
too far to stop you bearing arms
too dark to make you see

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