MAG Poetry Competition 2011 - search for new poems

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Bipartite idiosyncrasy

by Eamon Jubbawy

Even at this time of night, I hear Them calling me.

A siren song so alluring; I'm sure He looks down on this kind of inveiglement.

Mother always told me: "The beauty of man lies in the eloquence of his tongue".

Of course, eloquence conveys itself in many forms.

Never before have I felt like this.


Even at this time of night, I hear Them calling me. A siren song so
alluring; I'm sure He looks down on this kind of inveiglement.

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Distance

by Edmund Draycott

In one dimension
Single
Homogeneous
Translation-invariant

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TIME

by Edmund Draycott

In a moment I began
Or so it seems to me
But time is quite illusory
Or so it seems to be

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Shampoo

by Elaine Baker

How come her hair’s blue
but she’s got pink shampoo?
And why does she sleep
next to somebody’s teeth?

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The Violin

by Elaine Holmes

My father played the violin.
Not quite a virtuoso,
But well enough to entertain,
To make old ladies cry into their gin,

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Dreamcatcher

by Elaine Holmes

This morning I chased a dream
Whilst it grew fainter,
Ghostly in the light of dawn.
It danced across my mind,

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Respectable Infidelities

by Elaine Holmes

Folded note,
Joyously, guiltily scrawled number,
A reminder of a stolen weekend
Creased in the folds of your briefcase.

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The Memory Thief

by Elaine Holmes

Do you know that I am here for you?
Whenever you need me
I will be waiting,
Waiting to catch you

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Left

by Elizabeth Watson

Why did you leave me and our boys
in my Autumn and their Spring?
I did not notice your absence when you were with us
life comfortable and doing my thing.

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I See the Stars

by Ellen Young

I see the stars above my head in the dark blue sky,
I see the stars wandering by, dancing as they die,
I see the world starving by hunger, I feel a whirlwind blow,
I see the poorly people walking to and fro,

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