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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The Credit Crunch

by Hannah Juby

At ten fifteen in the morning
a man washes up.
He wears a white tracksuit
with two black stripes

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Labour of Love

by Hannah Persaud

My blood my tattered privacy on the floor, an eruption
Of me. Bursting through my torn body which tearlessly wept
Raped by the tools which saved us. You came
Reluctantly, silently

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My Love

by Hannah Persaud

Farewell, the scorching hours of light that left
this charcoal skin, the hollow shell of breath
my love, your grasp is firm as your love past,
you ask me not to look, and not to go

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I

by Hannah Persaud

I fell.
I explored the depth, the endless flesh of you
I opened myself, becoming two

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Such Sweet Sorrow

by Harry Englefield

Long after she had given him
Her last polo
She started to feel empty inside.
She realised that in that rounded, minty treat

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Lovers Old Clothes

by Heather Evans

Lovers long leap


From faith to folly

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Far from the rapids

by Heather Evans

Wrapped in love for you
In the quiet morning
When only the birds hear my call
Comforting as rocking chairs

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We Will Remember

by hector gifford

What is by your side is never appreciated fully until it is gone,
One does not think about the joy that’s beside him,
But when that thing goes, that person will realise
That life’s little furies seem nothing at all.

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Tryst

by Heidi Lorenz

This poem does not stand before you.

Au contraire -

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Your Letter Sees Me Through

by Helen Hunt

Letter From Mum:

To My Dearest Family,

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