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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My thoughts and you

by Marie Claire Finger

I have no reason to hate you and
you haven’t got one to hate me either.
I do not know where the awkwardness
started getting to us but I think it’s better to

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A Map On Closed Eyes

by Mark Kirby

Seared across my eyelids, like lightning in the dark,
past memories strike, delivering stories and lies.
Why is it every time I close my eyes,
I bleed a little more inside?

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A Question Of Colour

by Mark Kirby

Each day has a night,
a chess board spilling its
opposing pieces onto a vacant table,
so only facades would enable

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Pourous Puzzle

by Mark Richardson

Viscosity verbal clouds our minds, and never lets us flow
Emotion driven action binds, slows our demise, slow
For we can reach the summit, and marinate in style
Engulf the jumping Jesters wit, this takes a little while

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Our ABC

by Mark Richardson

Our lessons learned, can only earn, so follow the ABC
A is for attention, all is there for all to see
B is for believe, trust your soul, this is the key

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Special

by mary dolan

I can communicate though I may not talk,
I can get around though I may not walk,
I can visualise though I may not see,
I can live a normal life though special needs be.

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All Ideas Stolen

by Matt Rider

all ideas stolen
from what was smelt, felt and seen.
thoughts covered in cobwebs
refreshed

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The Director

by Matthew Hogarth

That’s the old director’s plaster cast
On the wall, looking as if it were
Alive. I moved him around in times past
But there that piece a wonder now.

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Tunnel Light

by Matthew Wong

She was a girl of uptown disposition
Strutting around with sundown affectations
One night she went looking for some relaxation
Got caught up in the cross fire

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Down the Local

by Max Hawker

Immersion’s knackered, but we’re good here.
The King George pipes out our heat,
rations it through the masses,
licking it from the sweat of beefy blokes

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