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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Tahrir Square

by Karen McGonnell - Burrows

I am making in a quiet way
No podium, no public speech,
No bone to pick, no profile pic.
I am making very quietly

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Beams of Burning White

by Karl Griffiths

Beams of
burning white
Climb across

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My Cursed Raven

by Karl Griffiths

This raven perched upon my brain,
Sitting, picking yet again,
That does enough to spoil my day,
That does all to push me insane.

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Knowing Me, Knowing No-One

by Katharine Budd

It’s hard to be known,
Known for your skills and feats,
When all the while they don’t know
What is the real you.

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What if these folk woke up

by Kathryn Nixon

from the medium of paint
and canvas?
Clueless as to why
they had gathered here,

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I'll write my way to heaven

by Kathy Brown

I’ll write my way to heaven,
Of everything that steals my heart,
My pen will flow upon an endless page,
For writing is my art.

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Phases

by katie brown

I can see my whole life from here,
The charcoal outline of the trees,
The faded shading of lines beneath his eyes.
Four different shades of blue are reflected in eyes that long to be brown.

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Rebirth

by Katrina Miller

Azay le Azay
Le Rideau le Rideau
The elegance of the water gleaming at me
Grants me the vision of a place so unlike the earth that lies before me

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Incessancy

by Keeley Hickin

With bulb and with soil, enrich this dear soul
Sunlight spray this earth, bringing sprout to fore
Let life to this body, to tend thee to chore
To glow and rise in this bedded pot-hole

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Celestial

by Keeley Hickin

Drifting in my head
through this natural puzzle
as I float out on the water

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