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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Lover's Song

by Kim Lofthouse

She stands alone.
White light on
And staring
Out into the wavy abyss.

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Battle Hymn

by Kim Lofthouse

Black.

Black and red.

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Breaking Up

by Kim Lofthouse

The crackle of static,
White noise
And electric limbo.

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Roulette

by Kirsty Harding

It hurts, I know it hurts.
I hold you but I'm numb,
I don't feel my own pain, I have to carry yours,
carry your pain away and destroy it.

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Another Life

by Kodi Ross

The sunlight shines a-light the pavement
Striped by random blocks of shadow
Lawless, in their interrupting

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Echoes of You

by Kriss Nichol

Echoes of you visited me today
in the rain whispering at my window.
Cats’ paws of wind chasing leaves
in the garden uncovered shadows of your smile

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The Forgotten Journey

by Lara Haworth

Swaddled in a sea of warmth,
Tranquillity at its best!
Suddenly a painful jolt,
Disturbs my peaceful rest

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I am born

by Laura Nunez-Mulder

Warm, red, pulsing
The beat da-dum da-dum
Pressure. An earthquake, it moves
me down down oh! below

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Contemporary

by Laura Nunez-Mulder

Art of today
Free of old-fashioned shackles
Rhyme and Metre.
Nothing to hold one back

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Cello

by Leanne Dolby

the air is thick with notes sung by a cello
echoing in sparsely decorated chambers
red and orchestral vibrations crimson
like the ferric blood charged with sonic

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