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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Exit

by Ian Aitken

We are the browsers of
Monet wrapped mugs
Relieved at having
seen the real thing;

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Musing in the Dark

by Ian Aitken

Poets make me write;
Sitting in a window,
Sitting on the toilet,
When I should be working

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Standard Practice

by Ian Donaldson

Pictorials of people we will never meet,
Wearing clothes, with horses we could not shoe,
Achievements at functions we will never fulfil,
Celebrity and Aspirational, silky, kaolin consumers,

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Departure Gate

by Ian Donaldson

Nobody pushes from behind,
At the terminal check-out,
Wearily pace reluctant feet,
From a lifetime full of doubt,

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War Losses

by Ian Penrose

They stand, cut stone cold
At sharp edges they pass into nothing
And show from marked-out hopeless scraps of ground
An ordered refrain

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So Be It

by Ian Rickard

My Father,
Who art in Devon,
How long is thy mane?
Thy singing done,

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THE FLIGHT OF THE MONARCHS

by Ian Roberts

It is September in a corner
Of Lake Eyrie in Canada
And, until now, this place
Has been the whole world

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If my father could see me now

by ian robert shaw

I met my girl
And we fell in love
Because she’s the one
I’ve been dreamin’ of

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