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 Human Mind

by Janmejoy Gupta

I love to roam alone, unseen,
In cities of the human mind,
I prize the streets untrod by crooked thoughts-
Vile-born, unkind.

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Away From Winter’s Chill

by Janmejoy Gupta

When the echoes of screaming swifts,
Slowly fade away amidst the hills,
When butterflies’ colour and grace has
Charmed the woods with simple frills,

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Death

by Janmejoy Gupta

One seldom ponders over you,
O Death, mostly over wealth,
But you – rowing clouds
Of nimble night with stealth;

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Old Country Bunglow

by Janmejoy Gupta

A sleepless, lovelorn myna,
Stirs dawn’s first spark of light,
A round, eerie patio glows,
Like a lake on a moonlit night;

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Tainted Spell

by Jayne Austin

Misty tears cloud the candlelight
As I struggle to recall desire in your eyes
Against the satin your scent falters
Tangled fragments with my spirit

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i am here

by Jill Chong

What constitutes someone’s presence?
Their smile? Their gaze? Their hair?
What is it that lets you know they are there?
Is it their newfound absence as they leave;

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Mrs Dumpty

by Jim Hayes

You were my
special child when you were little--
it bothered
me you always looked so pale.

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Sea Story

by Joanna Humm

I sent my body drifting to the bottom of the sea
The forests of the underworld a resting place for me

But quick your servants found me and awoke my lifeless eyes

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The Heart that Drowned

by Joanne Keegan

My heart is heavy and sick,
The air is foreboding and thick
Darkness outside,
The sky has cried

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The night my heart drowned

by Joanne Keegan

My heart is heavy and sick,
The air is foreboding and thick
Darkness outside,
The sky has cried

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