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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School run

by Liam Maloney

A mother brings her son to school

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Sanctuary

by Liam Maloney

A castaway finds a shore

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Mood swing

by Liam Maloney

She told me of a trip to the dentist.

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Sightseer

by Liam Maloney

A visit to the psychic

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FOR A LOVED ONE DEPARTED

by Liana Howarth

Upon the branches of my heart,
For you, this poem is written,
The love you gave, the love you shared,
The tenderness that softened.

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Which Venus

by Linda Smith

She waits! Her patience knows no bounds.

Her skin a satin sheen, smooth and silky,
a flawless hue. Ruby lips beckoning.

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The Sample

by Linda Smith

I called to see my Doctor, an appointment I had made
when visiting the toilet, pain was sharp, like a razor blade
After I’d flushed and washed my hands, when ablutions were complete
no sooner had I dried them, then I was back on the toilet seat

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Sleep Dear Soldier

by Linda Smith

Feet squelched tiredly in mud. Toes and fingers icy cold.
Steamy breath escaped the warm womb of congested lungs.
The date? The year? Of no consequence!
Numbed minds searched for answers while time evaporated,

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Sixth Sense

by Linda Smith

I need to tell the world of our love, a love which is such fun.
We sense each other’s needs and without thought we act as one.
Our souls unite like magnets as together we are drawn
fate brought us together, old love renewed like the sun at dawn

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FOR SEAN

by lindsey harakis

FOR SEAN

Brain addled with substances swapped for a knockoff X Box
you survey your kingdom from your concrete throne

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