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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Silence

by Octavia Wylie

So as to keep you happy,
I hide my moving lips.
Let not these words I speak,
Enrapture those you hate.

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Pop Show of November

by Octavia Wylie

Pop it goes, swinging round
Popcorn in the microwave,
Popular with most. A cry behind;
Popeyed at the;

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Wounded Bird

by Oliver Barton

Unable to sleep, I rise at five
and open the curtains. Nearly dawn.
All is still, save
a solitary plastic bag

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Talking Turkey

by Oliver Barton

First time the turkey spoke,
Farmer Gregor went grey.
It had seemed a curious day
The moment he awoke,

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through the walls.

by Olivia Head

we hear them
through the walls
laughing
and clapping

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Remembrance

by Owen Lowery

A sharp day, thin-blooded, bright lipped,
and with the line melting towards the rear,
sharing spit and whisky from a hip-flask.

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