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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Stranger Things At Sea

by Brian New

What his glittering eye had seen.

It wasn’t the pecking Kraken,
overturning gorgeous tankers.

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Love

by Bridin Harnett

My hands are not soft
But I love.

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No Pas de Deux

by Carmen Katz

The lights are dim, she takes her cue
as the curtain opens for her debut
The crowd waits with eager eyes
A dance to them, but for her a disguise.

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The Mysticism of the desert lives on in my Bedouin

by Carmen Katz

I met him in a bustling city, on my way to find myself I found him
Through the façade of the dust of daily life
It was his eyes that drew me in.
That captivated me with their piercing stare.

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Unload on Me

by Carolyn Gara

I am a tissue.
Hold me close,
breathe me in.

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Rank

by Charles Clive

I am the verymodel of
a modern MajorGeneral;
I’ve cosied upto Socialists,
both dotty andephemeral;

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Ammonite

by Charlotte Bell

I can’t remember being born
But I’m told it was a slow, laborious birth
Of heat and pressure,
My existence possible only because of a death.

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The Wait

by Chih-Chun Chen

Intuitive rain falling on dead ashes,
Sunlight caressing half-broken leaves;
Songs of the storms and doves fly over,

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A Life in Bed

by Chrissy Banks

for being born in
getting warm in
seeing in the dawn in
for making your own soft porn in

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flashback

by Chrissy Banks

the things i’ve seen
come at me behind my eyes
and bludgeon me again

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