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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goodbye

by Alison Malone

I see my Mother standing she's waiting at the door
She wants her Christmas baby to comfort me once more
I see my darling Marie the woman I adore
she's begging me to stay for just a little more

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If Lakes Could Utter Human Speech

by Allyson Randall

Lakes know secrets of the night.
As people dip their hands and feet
Into the depths by moonlight.

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cappuccino & pie

by Amanda Austen

Sitting in a coffee bar watching faces,
transfixed by behaviour and style
and as cappuccino hits the spot
I ponder for a while

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Closure

by Amy Clark

Our barbed tongues worried away at old grudges,
dug into putrid flesh and picked away
at the crimson heads of fresh scabs;
we squawked over a mess of mangled carcass,

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You are amazing ....

by Andrew BLACKWELL

You are amazing . . . .


In times of trouble

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Escapist

by Andrew Breckenridge

Is it because its like the Wicker Man,
pagan rituals, grisly sacrifice,

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Turmoil

by Andrew Smith

In the swirling clouds of make-believe

I soar ever upwards to my destiny

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Boy Remembered

by Andrew Smith

MY Boy smiles at me
A smile of informed majesty
Full of love and mischief too
Of life and reverie

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City Dawn

by Andrew Smith

It’s a quiet sort of day
As I meander on my way
Disturbed only at the sight
Of cats emerging from the night

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Softly Flows the Don

by Andrew Smith

The mills are closed and long gone
But softly flows the Don
Silent now the sluice gates shut
Where once a turbulent river flowed

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