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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A Day by the Sea

by Jörn Meyer

We spend one weekend like a day by the sea,
young lovers, more or less, with our lives intact.
(She a graduate of philosophy, I a philosopher
of sorts). Her red-wine lips and natural beauty-

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Bouncing-Back Betty

by Jörn Meyer

She was first violated in the womb
Soon after birth her mother hit her
on the head, a cross around her neck
She held her under water in the bathtub,

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FOR THE LITTLE GIRLS WHO DREAM...

by Joydan Dawson

For the little girl who walks miles in South Africa just to get water

For the little girl in Venezuela who holds the responsibility of acting parent in her household

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Two-Face

by Judith Iliff

In through the slit in the window
creep the sounds of murder
whispered on the night’s breath - Death.

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Morning Dance

by Judith Iliff

Cocooned in a womb of cotton and down,
sublime slumber of five fifty-nine
Aborted.
Piercing decibels, like frenzied fireworks , scream

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Festivities

by Judy McDonald

War has long arms
And chilly fingers

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The Road

by Judy McDonald

As a child
There is always that point on the road
Where you can see the sea

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Unrest

by June Okochi

Look at my thumbnails
See the sea gulls
I have an aquarium of beauty
They have an affinity of reasons

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