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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The Narrator and the Messenger

by Valerie Rubombora

I live as a narrator of life
(a what? did you say)
A narrator.
It means everything I feel

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SONNET FOR SARAJEVO

by Verica Peacock

They lived in harmony their peaceful lives:
Croat, Serb, Bosnian neighbours, for years
helping each other through difficult times,
sharing joys and together shedding tears.

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Dear M,

by victoria celeste

I wanted to tell you the truth.
It was not in those read lines
of printed Arial, Times New Roman, Comic Sans or even Lucinda Handwriting.
Words lying on paper or a screen

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Escape

by Victoria Rose Poolman

She pushed the sensor mat under the bed with a yellowed heel;
She wasn’t stupid.

She sat and wavered to the clock’s tick, the tap’s drip,

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Heart-shaped

by Victoria Rose Poolman

You say that it is heart-shaped;
You are wrong. Since when
Was a heart such a perfect thing?

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The Magic Child

by Violet Hues

And it stretched and straddled the gap
of over a billion light years wide
the string that held the swing on
which the magic mind would ride

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DOUBT

by Violet Hues

Say no to flight upon the skies of bleak
without a sun never swoon before the night
without a moon burn the tears of fear and hate
into mist evaporate all the worries

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Back to the Land

by Vivien Hampshire

We drive through orange shattered shards
of broken leaf,
shredded by the battered cars
that take the chance and venture

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Her wardrobe refuses to say Goodbye

by Vivien Hampshire

I came looking for something she would choose,
in a shade to enhance her sallow skin, soft,
to pass easily over rigid arms, to cover wrinkled knees,
preserve her dignity.

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Separation

by Vivien Hampshire

Odd socks
wait like widows,
watch each load unfurl, hope
for the return of partners lost

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