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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AFRICAN WOMAN

by Abayomi Efeturi,Ruth

African woman,Black woman,Beautiful woman.
Dark and lovely
Great Helpmeet
Great Supporter

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Finding the Seat of Consciousness

by Adam Anthony

Fear Strength Sleep
The tiger, burning, prowls;
Furtive, the tree prowls;
The snake prowls, waiting

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I No Longer Dream of the Stars

by Adithya Kothandhapani

"And it's no more too dark,
No colour, no light - my eyes,
They may as well be yours."

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The Butterfly

by aditi mody

As a butterfly flutters its golden wings,
The world does most incredible things.
And as it is transforming, safe in its cocoon,
I too wish that my day not start so soon.

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Throne for love

by aditi mody

Throne for love

Feelings surfaced the top
Truth was at the brim

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Brown eyes

by aditi mody

Brown eyes are the essence to my soul,
Brown eyes are with what I’d wish to grow old.
Brown eyes captivate me,
That loving stare,

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From the Windowsill

by aditi mody

She sat upon her bed of pearls
Distraught about the selfish world
Her tears fell from her starry eyes
Her eyes that knew a countless lies.

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I close my eyes and see no more

by Adriano Antonio Macedo Basto de Carvalho

I’ve seen innocence playing, and then learning, and then growing till it is no more;
Babies sleeping on undeserving laps of cataleptic and lifeless parents who can’t see an inch beyond themselves;
Souls crippled and mutilated by an almost perpetual chain of senseless, co-dependent, and self-seeking conduct.
However, in all honesty, I must absolve them all: man only wounds when wounded.

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Your simplest you is you

by Adriano Antonio Macedo Basto de Carvalho

Your gods lay dead, buried,
past, forgotten, while
the greater God patiently
awaits your return, in

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We are all hidden

by Adriano Antonio Macedo Basto de Carvalho

If you judge me by the masks I wear,
you will be guilty of duplicity,
for the masks you judge me with
mask the masks you judge.

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