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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Dawn

by Sian James

Last night we stayed up so late we were there to watch the cars drive in.
In apathetic early morning dark they nosed their bumpy shadows into our space where we stood
With red eyes, tousled hair, no shoes.

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The Accident

by Sian James

He lay like road kill between two lanes
Broken,
Already dressed in black.

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Human Heart

by simon andrewes

Whether heavy or light,
of stone or of gold,
our heart, it weighs hardly ten ounces;
stolen, lost,

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SUNDEATH

by simon andrewes

Scientists say that when the Sun uses up all its hydrogen,
it will start to swell until its surface reaches the orbit of Mars.
Earth will be engulfed and consumed in the process.
The Sun will then have been transformed into a star called a red giant

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There is no pain.

by simon andrewes

Ah, the pain, the pain, the pain!
There is no pain.

Ah, the pain, the pain...

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WE MAKE LOVE

by simon andrewes

We make love
to change our lives
We do what we can

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Swap

by Simon Daniels

Why can’t eyes be fingers?
Then there’d be no need for a nervy stare
just a soft tap
on someone’s wrist.

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Bliss

by Simon Finnerty

Stumbling as though in dream,
My eyes fought to take in what breath would take away.
Vast plains of purest seams woven by more than masterful hand,
And rooted into like a careless love beaming naively for the here.

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Just a call...

by Simon Finnerty

Call them shadows on the floor,
Call them what you will.
Call them fly’s that crawl the walls
Beneath your window-sill.

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Me; Meet My Monkey.

by Simon Finnerty

There’s a monkey on ma’ back
And his smile is so hollow,
He whispers in ma’ ear
And he tells me where to go.

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