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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Sacrilege!

by Elizabeth Darcy Jones

I’m not a lover of St Ives
She taints so many people’s lives.
Her sweetness leaves an after-taste
That no one knows is poison-laced.

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The Dawn Silence

by Elizabeth Darcy Jones

The Dawn Silence

Is it art or is it a stunt?
Do we really give a f**k?

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My poem is being deleted

by Elizabeth Waldron

My poem is being deleted
Deleted my poem will be
Even though I have no doubt

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Biodiversecology

by Elizabeth Waldron

The curtain rose lightly like new morning mist
Reminiscent of old Greek mythology
The conductor's hands fluttered like leaf litter, softly
Revealing a hidden ecology

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A Matter of Body and Mind

by Emma Byrne

I am prudent to your cause,
this unrequited commitment, and these laws,
feeling I should or should not feel,
moments that are better to conceal.

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Unseen Injustice

by Emma Byrne

They say...
The apple never falls far
From the tree,
But,

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I Know You're Here

by Emma McClelland

Here I am again,

dry retching from the driver's seat

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Life goes on

by Emma Stapleton

This hospital,
Imposing, grey,
Forever wakeful, night and day
Birth, death, great secrets, dusk til dawn

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Tomatoes

by Emma Stott

October's hollows trawled,
I haul tomato shoals
On vines as thick as fishing nets,
They hang in lines like traffic lights

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The Little Girl Dressed in Pink

by Eoin McElroy

The sun dismounts
Its clouded peak.
Alone
Against the tavern wall,

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