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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What would you do?

by Szymon Z. Jagiello

Often my ears hear people
Denigrate illegal immigrants.
But what would you do being
In the shoes of these poor men?

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The Cost of being 'Me'

by Tanya McGarry

This is what it cost to look in the mirror & see 'me':
One broken heart,
One new start,
Dreams of one future shattered,

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Ode to the Dark one...

by Tanya McGarry

Sweet, sweet kisses at the start,
Softly, gently stole my heart
Whispered words across my eyes,
Blinded me, full of surprise

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my dark place with death

by Terry Devaney

I see the world different from you
From justa lonly point of view
we live in a world without a face
millions of souls without a place

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SORROW

by Theresa McIntyre

When I was young I did not know Sorrow
I saw Her once from a long way off
She was shrouded in a misty veil
And Her companions were weeping

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A brief moment in time

by Thomas Frost

We took a moment, you and I,
Put time aside to ask us why
We'd take the time at all to think,
To lay our thoughts upon a brink,

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The Last Remains of Summer

by Thomas Gatley

Contoured faces breach the morning breezes,
The sun now preparing its midday push.
People basking in the hot air of confidence,
As killing machines roll along the tarmac cracks

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THE MAGIC TREE

by TIM SANSOM

Her claret leaves bobbed in the breeze so graceful , grave and slow
As whites of light were weakened when they’d bathed her buff, gnarled bark
Her essence and material in one ethereal glow
Epitomised the furthest cry from night time and from dark.

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THE CHIMNEY

by TIM SANSOM

THE CHIMNEY
 
A proud fat chimney squats on the roof of the house opposite.

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THE FIRST TIME

by TIM SANSOM

A notion gallops
Discarded logic smarts and howls!
 
Our fables unfold upon our butterfly bellies

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