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 Painter

by Vince Horsman

“That colour’s wrong” he was heard to utter,
Observing the craftsman painting the gutter.
“It clashes with the window frame.
I’d change it, if it’s all the same”

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Naught

by Vince Horsman

At the school the teacher taught,
Whilst at the sale the buyer bought,
On a nearby pitch the catcher caught,
As in the war the fighter fought,

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it is like the flowers

by Violet White

it is like

collectingwild flowers
on the first day

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FALLOUT 2nd November 1965 - 45 years on (after reading 'Held in the Light' by Anne Morrison Welsh about her family's journey to healing after her husband - Norman Morrison - set fire to himself in front of the Pentagon to protest the Vietnam War)

by Violet White

it was fatal

fatal

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The Day You Went Away

by Vivien Hampshire

The train trickles away to cotton thread,
Your face a blur through dirty glass and tears,
As lost to me as thirty wasted years.

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Fractured

by Vivien Hampshire

I am alone somewhere and lost, until
in darkness, like insistent autumn rain,
they drip
in chilled unmeasured doses,

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Dental poem

by William West

I am seeing too much of my dentist
It’s an unnatural relationship
He hurts me
I pay him

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Dreaming of you

by William West

Dreaming of you
I feel complete
It’s a strange kind of intimacy
You visit me at night

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Almost a Haiku

by William West

I was into Wordsworth
Once
Had a girl called Dorothy
I've still got Wordsworth.

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Kitchen Made

by Winston Plowes

Nothing exists
beyond her breasts
as the salt and pepper salute.

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