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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You

by Jack Pangbourne

I lie awake at night, thinking,
Wondering,
Wanting.

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Bit Part in a Historical Re-enactment

by Jake Conrad

A rough brown shawl hung down her front
exposing
her breasts' edges

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Rosemary

by Jake Conrad

Her one remaining eye is a beacon,
blue as sea-ice.

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Hailing

by James Brightman

As my lips are prised open
The sugary dew embraces my tastebuds
The viscous, yet, delectable taste of a minor victory
Worth nothing to many but can be the lever

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The Purest Morning

by James Brightman

The day I wake up and smile at the sun
I will hold no contempt for man and his machinations
The day I wake up and breathe in the stale air
I will help the man on the ground I turn my nose out

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Death Powder Grunts

by James Newman

Your hypocrisy’s pissing me off,
Neurological dystrophy,
Chalking the minds of the limited.
Bankers, politicians, journalists, freaks;

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barren

by jamie shaw

There is a half empty
Vodka bottle
on the coffee table
between the three of us.

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Before Dawn in Spring.

by jamie shaw

The night
sky is like one big black fucking eye.

There is no

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Angle Tarn

by Jan Harris

One day I will climb again to Angle Tarn
where we heard the ice stretch-sigh like ghosts from fathoms low.
We carried on to Rossett Pike for the view to Mickleden,
the drumlins drawn in shadow.

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The Wail of the Azan

by Janmejoy Gupta

On a cloudy morning,
The sound of the Azaan
wafts to my ears,
I sit in my small cubicle,

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