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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Homeless

by Neil Goodacre

I lie alone, asleep they hope.
In doorways, on benches, that’s where I rest,
Ignored by passers-by.

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My Faults

by Neil Goodacre

What is it about me
That repulses you so?
Please, I’m your wife,
It is right that I know.

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The End

by neil jones

On that dark dismal day,
When the sun hid away,
And even the gayest,
Refused to play,

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Running...

by netzanet ghebrehiwet

Running after people
running against myself
running after busses
i know i'll never catch

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'Wild Delights'

by Niall O' Regan

In earth concealed roots of desire
This fragrant blessing...A thought to inspire
With just a desperate glanceof a life long lived
With no heavenly voice ever mine to give

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Just Desserts

by Niamh Brown

A pinch of derision is worth an inch
Of scorn when serving revenge ice cold –
It adds that juicy, citrus kick, and neutralises
Excess vitriol. Whisk the bile well, or else

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Keeping a Diary

by Nicholas Gibson

What is a diary? Sometimes, it is nothing more
than a collection of dates or reminders:
“call Luce again at five, catch train at six”
that sort of thing.

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The Hourglass

by Nick Clement

On the mantle piece the hour glass stands,
As I sit and watch the time run through,
I watch the many different sands,
All the while thinking of you.

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Cold

by Nicki Heinen

Eyes on me,
I can’t feel my fingers but
the sight of your face,
the shape of your nose,

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3am/Bugged Out

by Nicki Heinen

Beats
in the blood
like leaves falling
through veins

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