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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Bathtime

by Mark Risner

In notches, we lower ourselves
in to this baptism of fire hot water;
each in rhyme, four at a time,
the feet, the ankles, shins and knees,

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Rest in Peace

by Mark Risner

There are few more pleasurable ways
to wile away the days,
than to wake at mid morn,
yawn,

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commandment of script

by mark vernon

Is it a split decision?
Or close encounter?
You can buy neither
Over the counter

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The echo of your words

by Markus Fraundorfer

The echo of your words
lingering in my mind
the distant whisper of your voice
floating in my thoughts

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Lights in the distance --- dedicated to Manchester

by Markus Fraundorfer

Lights in the distance
flickering and flashing
like crashing waves

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No thoughts left

by Markus Fraundorfer

Lips
Warm and tender
Moving ardently over my skin

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Right Now

by Martin Rayment

Right now?
Right now i writin
Not fightin
Smiting with pen sword

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The Nightmare

by Mary Hannah

Awaken from thy peaceful sleep,
The morning bright within my sight
And it is real, and memory creep
Of my vision of horror filled light,

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Peace of Mind

by Mary Hannah

My mind is a piece,
A fragment of my body
Where the speech will never cease.
This speech, will never cease.

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The Vacant Heart

by Mathew Britten

It is the vacant heart that beats...beats...beats,
Intensifies in my sleep,
The love that turned her soft red cheek,
Forever mine in my dreams,

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