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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Silence

by Octavia Wylie

So as to keep you happy,
I hide my moving lips.
Let not these words I speak,
Enrapture those you hate.

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Talking Turkey

by Oliver Barton

First time the turkey spoke,
Farmer Gregor went grey.
It had seemed a curious day
The moment he awoke,

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Wounded Bird

by Oliver Barton

Unable to sleep, I rise at five
and open the curtains. Nearly dawn.
All is still, save
a solitary plastic bag

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through the walls.

by Olivia Head

we hear them
through the walls
laughing
and clapping

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Remembrance

by Owen Lowery

A sharp day, thin-blooded, bright lipped,
and with the line melting towards the rear,
sharing spit and whisky from a hip-flask.

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German Lessons

by Paul Allport

Oh God, I’m so tired of you!
I’m so tired of this world,
I’m so tired of these people, you know the ones
People you can’t describe.

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Blue Light 6

by Paul de Aragon

One Two;
In an ever Defining curve
Sea Race
Unto in Another

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Inauguration

by Paul Hamilton

Up high wires, suspending old beliefs, a crow caws then drop
its head.
Fascinated by repletion, drawn in winged movement, she
watches below,

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THE PARADOX

by paul mcguire

My spirituality is like a tide, it ebbs and flows;
it flows out to the great unknown needing to know ,
and then it retreats back to the great big ocean of being,
both worlds have their beauty...parents of the paradox.

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Statue

by Peter Taylor

People sit at my feet and eat sandwiches,
I stand firm against their bended spines.
They leave offerings of metal cans and plastic wrappings,
My feet cannot kick them away, I cannot move.

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