MAG Poetry Competition 2011 - search for new poems

About 44% of the participants in the 2011 poetry competition wished their poems to remain viewable on the website. Check these out here:

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FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS WHO DREAM...

by Joydan Dawson

For the little girl who walks miles in South Africa just to get water

For the little girl in Venezuela who holds the responsibility of acting parent in her household

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Morning Dance

by Judith Iliff

Cocooned in a womb of cotton and down,
sublime slumber of five fifty-nine
Aborted.
Piercing decibels, like frenzied fireworks , scream

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Two-Face

by Judith Iliff

In through the slit in the window
creep the sounds of murder
whispered on the night’s breath - Death.

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The Road

by Judy McDonald

As a child
There is always that point on the road
Where you can see the sea

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Festivities

by Judy McDonald

War has long arms
And chilly fingers

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Unrest

by June Okochi

Look at my thumbnails
See the sea gulls
I have an aquarium of beauty
They have an affinity of reasons

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Tahrir Square

by Karen McGonnell - Burrows

I am making in a quiet way
No podium, no public speech,
No bone to pick, no profile pic.
I am making very quietly

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Beams of Burning White

by Karl Griffiths

Beams of
burning white
Climb across

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My Cursed Raven

by Karl Griffiths

This raven perched upon my brain,
Sitting, picking yet again,
That does enough to spoil my day,
That does all to push me insane.

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Knowing Me, Knowing No-One

by Katharine Budd

It’s hard to be known,
Known for your skills and feats,
When all the while they don’t know
What is the real you.

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