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 Vacant Heart

by Mathew Britten

It is the vacant heart that beats...beats...beats,
Intensifies in my sleep,
The love that turned her soft red cheek,
Forever mine in my dreams,

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Queen of Bethnal Green

by Matt Dumas-Bowden

She is the Queen of Bethnal Green
Sipping skinny lattes in Hoxton
Square, it is the place for those Eastside

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Song For Anna

by Matthew Patterson

When first we lay together

You were more lovely than I could have said

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All The Days

by Matthew Patterson

I'vefollowed you through lonely seasons


Matching always your stepof shadow

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Birdsong

by Melanie Davies

Autumn curled leaves with fingers of gold
They crackled and baked in the sun
Branches cast red
Spilt blood over head

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As the keyboard taps

by Merlene Fawdry Pugh

As the keyboard taps, at rapid pace
Lines of thought join in the race
As words and images intertwine
And metaphors leap, line to line,

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Housework

by Michael Barrett

This house is a schizo, right. Every room
a different colour, a different year. It’s a fancy-

dress-party for walls. Dad likes to think

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The Clover Club

by Michael Cooper

Poison red drapes the room;
musky shadows fill my head with desire.

A piano’s tinks pervade,

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Cancer Treatment

by Michael Dooley

Norman Mailer had a theory
The disease results from internal contradictions

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Seduction Bytes

by Michele Pithey

Words have become weapons of mass seduction
It’s a crying shame
As we go online to play the dating game.

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