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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Papa's Shower

by Will Cameron

My great grandpa died falling in the shower
because pain, and pills, and time
get heavy.

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Bleeding bikes

by William West

My first bike
I was nine
It was second hand
Black and no gears

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It's you or me mate

by William West

The German plane dived low
over your ship
And the deadly sound of its gun began
'It's you or me mate'

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Breaking the silence when White meets Black

by William West

On meeting you

I encounter our shared colonial history
You are too polite to mention it

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The Secret Life of Woods

by Winston Plowes

The hawkmoth dries
his fledgling wings
and searches for a mate.

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Michael Jackson King of Pop

by xiaokang zhou

Michael Jackson Pop Singer
Much chastised and put through the wringer.
His voice and singing so charming
It spread across four seas at a rate quite alarming,

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Anzac Day

by xiaokang zhou

April 25th Remembrance Day for the 1915 Gallipoli invasion
Two countries come together to mourn this terrible occasion
To pay tribute to lives lost in that noble liaison.
Australian and New Zealand soldiers fought this war

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The Queen Elizabeth Hospital for Children

by Z Winter

A faded Rainbow
Positioned and pasted in high window
Pressing desperately on the glass
Scratches on paper

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Fruitless Hate

by Zac Alison

All around me here there lies,
Plants and trees and gentle breeze,
A haven made for love and waves,
Of happy thoughts and words we crave,

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Clocks with Time

by Zara Perkins

An object to tell the time
An object not to be manipulated
but to live by

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