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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DERWENTWATER'S CLOCKS

by TIM SANSOM

Look at this street.
Do I remember it?
I have roamed about these pale buildings in dreams.

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Rant

by TL Wyachai

Writing as an act of self-defence
Writing as an act of violence
Writing as an act of anger
Writing as a punch to faith

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Bounty

by Tom Sutton

Submerged in the bushes, we dived
under bowers encumbered by
berries. Your sister was swallowed
by pregnant bowed branches, a red-

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A rook was at work

by Tom Sutton

I heard a scuttle,
looked up:

a rook was at work,

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Endangered Species

by Tomás Ó Cárthaigh

Once upon a time a phonebox
In the days when I was young
Was the height of technology
And from where taxis were rung Or worried mammys and daddies

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To A Poet Laureate

by Trayle Kulshan

Dear Sam, I once wrote eight page
letters to your son, quickly
placed inside the cedar shake box
punctuating

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Shadow Keeper

by Trevor Seery

I am the Shadow Keeper, with you through the night,
flashing in the window and along the stair flight,
See me sometimes, sometimes maybe not,
I will make you paranoid until the darkness… stops,

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SIMON SAYS

by tuhina mehra

Simon says up and Simon says down,
the players stand up and then they go round,
the puppeteer laughs wildly,
for come close.. n ill let you onto a secret,

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