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 Call to Prayer

by Cindy Sue Lombard

Thecall to prayer echoes the streets and fills the air with sounds so sweet.
A melodic voice so passionate and deep.
So beautiful and strange, while some sleep.

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Thank You for Today

by Claire Reilly

Thank you for this morning
When I was young, happy and free,
Your love made me thrive
Engraved a spirit onto me.

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Bank holiday

by Clare Foges

We were the only ones on the pier
under a heavy sky, grey like something coming.
Bedraggled as orphans, rain soaked through our T-bars
and itched at the cuffs of our coats. You led us on,

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DISCHORD

by Colin Garrity

George Shearing
father leaving
and all that jazz
Oscar Peterson

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I never left you

by Craig Raeside

I watched over you each night
softly sleeping in your little bed.
Dawn patrolling the vast emptiness
between your mother and my still beating heart.

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White Light

by Dane Hurst

Old man sitting there, stone cold sober
on the cold stone bridge, his life almost over.
Face bright as the sun, clouds dark as night
white knuckles, white breath, white light.

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This is W.A.R

by Dane Hurst

We are righteous, upright and marching forwards,
training as we go to fight against iniquity.
Little to live for but too much to not die for.
Martyrs or peacemakers, civilians or workers,

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Bells

by Daniel Crate

Three pigeons driving in a car
towards the place they know you are
lonely customer at checkout wall
programmed to be straight and tall

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Colour

by Daniel Crate

Colour me in
colour me fast
colour the sky

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Adlib

by Daniel Crate

Ad lib recordings
ad lib shoes
ad lib photographs
photos of you

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