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 Shona Hicks

That first moment, fragile I was
A heart shattered into many pieces
Scattered, amongst forbidden tears
that hid behind a smile, convincing to most.

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Weeds

by Shona Hicks

A yellow stare in your eyes gave it away
You were drowning in sickness
The wall of ego, vigilantly
guarding your empty heart,

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5 Year Olds On The Beach

by Shona Hicks

Truck drivers and firemen
with zinc covered noses
Ballerinas' dancing with seaweed roses
Big dreams in hand

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Forsaken Childhood

by Shona Hicks

Teddy & I couldn't sleep without each other
We danced each night to sweet, far away music
Hidden under cubby blankets.
We laughed, even knowing that the music

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The Fall

by Simon Ramanauskas

Forsythia yellow, lilac violet, and apple
Blossom from spring chorale, crescendo
To summer largo of emerald green.

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Pale Canvas

by Simon Ramanauskas

Tracing scarlet etches,
On delicate flesh.

Firmly grasping,

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Echoes

by Simon Ramanauskas

Evil forged cold steel
Painted green;
Ruddy with mud and blood,
Clanking down broken brick'ed streets.

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Lightening

by Simon-Paul Ridgeway

To visit on that mother load, to flash in seamless surge,
The workings of a natural act, upon that stage to purge,
The glory of an earthen heaven, with all its laden gold,
A story man with time forgot, its legend must be told.

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And Lobengula slept

by Simon-Paul Ridgeway

Standing on that craggy granite rock, upon that vast foreboding plain,
The man looked down from his hilltop vantage, to survey with disdain,
Upon that sleeping, slothful Impi, with whom the Spirits raged,
Took his chances with one fell swoop, his mission was engaged.

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The Hillbrow Tower

by Simon-Paul Ridgeway

Bring to me the unwashed masses in a struggle to be free,
Lay them at my feet and I will give them liberty,
Provide for them that toil within the shadow of my hand,
To work in peace and strive to gain, the promise of that land.

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