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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Wootton Bassett

by Peter Taylor

A one-armed man is clapping against his thigh
Underneath a purple-clouded burgundy sky.
The hearses move in convoy past passers-by,
Young men sent to a pointless war to die.

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Mirror Man

by Peter Taylor

Our eyes meet and we make a connection,
Although sometimes it can be a painful business.
Mirror man lives on the bathroom wall
Thinking that I am indeed the lucky one

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Dragons

by Polly Hall

These dragons don’t breathe fire.

They circle their prey,
pick out young naïve morsels,

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A Bend in the Road

by Rachel Irven

I am driving home.
Thoughts ranging over a busy day
Comfortable in my world.
Outside my cocoon, headlights pierce the darkness,

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Waltz

by Rachel Powell

“Well, quite.” he says from his chair,
Ensconced in the corner and moulded to his form.
The blinds, blanched from daily glare
Hide a grey sky emptying its contents in a steady stream.

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Sonnet

by Richard Welch

My boot makes mockery of a puddle,
Mirroring the buzz of bass in my brain.
Another night out bashing the cocaine
Rots the mind. Home life is bloody awful.

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Les Amants (The Lovers) on Magritte

by Richard Welch

Just you wait Georgette,
I swear, you are going to wish
you had never been born!

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A Night at the pub with Ted and Dylan

by Robert Harding

My view mingles through the dreaded hue and cry as
Staggered figures lean across the oceanic rust.
Mind opens to see the two giants
And I respect the growth beneath my feet.

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My Land

by Robert Harding

My Wales, my land.
My ball is round not oval.
A flag of confusion.
A nation unknown.

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I

by Rody White

I,
Cantturn a blind eye,
On the fourth of July,
To the Asianfruitfly,

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