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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Wonderful world

by Nadia Meksem

The beautiful
mountains are standing still
Across the
oceans and stony hills

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Identity

by Nadia Meksem

What is my identity?
Am I loud?
Talking to others and being able to
respond

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The World of Isolation

by Nadia Meksem

Can you see
the leaves of the trees?
Falling
calmly onto the ground

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A Raven's Cry

by Nassma Al Bahrani

She stood quietly, grave digging
Up on the tree, a raven singing
Looking below, on a dim star's fate
A funeral, like a sad clown's parade

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The Glass Ceiling

by Natalie Moores

It is getting too crowded down here.
Drenched in condensation
hot, plump breasts squeak like wet rats
against the glinting, purple glass.

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My Day

by nataliya pilshchykova

Whatever the day brings,
Flowers or tears
I will love that day to my dearest.
Will it bring hope or despair

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Birth

by nataliya pilshchykova

It's all about being there,
It's all about holding hands,
It's all about saying that you can!
It's not about doctors, nurses.

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Serendipity

by Naveed Mulki

In the far away mountain
In the depths of the ocean
I do not look for you

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The Medieval Babysitter

by Neena Davies

The shining suit of armor can’t protect him from the cries
Of my twin baby brothers, who he’s here to supervise.
With vomit down his visor, and a baby in each arm
he rocks my brothers constantly for quiet and calm.

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The King’s Lesson

by Neena Davies

The cruel king of England, Henry VIII with six wives
Is teaching students history at a school in St Ives.
Three Catherine’s, two Anne’s and one Jane Seymour,
The pope excommunicated him for ignoring his law.

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