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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The Storyteller Remembers

by Rachel Irven

1963

Once upon a time, not twice, not three times
but once,

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Unrest

by Rachel Irven

Khaled wears sunglasses.
My worried face reflected in their blackness.
He is young,
Youth seeping from the edges of

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Her Perfect Son

by Rachel Irven

She presented him to the outside world
Scrubbed and tidy,
Her perfect son.
She put him away to bed

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Old Gold

by Rachel Irven

Thin with the years, bent and twisted
Like her hands, worn from long work.
This ring has seen hard days.

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Note to Self

by Rachel Powell

Alone, she walks five feet behind herself.
She’s lost herself amongst the crowd just like
A speck of dust amid a giant cloud,
But not the one that lands upon your nose.

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In Memory of David

by Randall Wheeler

When life’s challenges gather to create perfect storm,
When perspective is lost and desperation the norm,
Lest we learn we are nothing without family and friends,
And without love and forgiveness there is no amends,

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The birth of another day.

by ravi sankar kerala varma

To get enlightened awaita another dawn,

to get -'enlightened'- awaits another dawn,

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And the rebellion starts

by ravi sankar kerala varma

One evening, my father’s father said something,

something which freed me , and then on, I felt I would never
listen,

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a memoir

by ravi sankar kerala varma

One day morning, I didn’t see my father,

at my mother’s bed side, a lone pillow smiled.

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Unheard

by Rebecca Pursell

Our whispers go unheard,
Like the gentle sound of what a leaf makes as it hits the ground,
Whispers of help,
Whispers of sorrow,

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