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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Holiday Caravan

by Anita Maccallum

You are the key to my holiday caravan
wrapped up in salty sea air, sun kissed;
decadent day of ice cream and sandcastles.

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Flat Pack

by Anita Maccallum

A flat pack version of my former self,
lying in a pile, one screw missing.
Two point five children, searching for instructions
lost somewhere along the way. Me, waiting

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Words

by Anjali Kirpalani

Tangled up, messy, hurtful,
Kind, encouraging, hopeful,
They can be anything we want,
Just like our minds,

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New Year

by Anjali Kirpalani

A New Year has begun,

They say wondrously,

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The cycle of life

by Anjali Kirpalani

"I hate you,"
She stormed out of the room.
Her mother looked on, eyes brimming with tears,
How time has passed-days, months, years...

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Rubix soul

by Anjali Kirpalani

‘Life is a gift’, they say,
‘Make every moment worthwhile’
We’re supposed to keep unhappiness at bay,
And through our sorrows muster a smile,

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Lament for a Dead Child

by Ann Dubaic

I did not ask to be born;
Got by chance, and the thrill of risk,
Thrust into consciousness by climax and gush
Of public outcry, I am all

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You look nice

by Anna Rowan

I thought of her, sitting miles away, as we hugged
There she smiles awkwardly revealing too many teeth
An uncomfortable heartfelt glance.

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The Tired Warrior

by Annalie Seaman

The warrior lays down his sword and sighs.
He has fought the good fight and now
He is free to wander gently into the light.

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Into The Drain

by ANTHONY MURNEY

There is a place in my head that makes me energetic
And a place in mind that makes me go insane
And a place in brain that makes me feel pathetic
Its such a shame no two places are the same

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