MAG Poetry Competition 2011 - search for new poems

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by Patrick Holloway


We are 3 brothers and

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A Nearly Poem About A Nearly Death

by Patrick Holloway

I’m trying to write about my brother and how he swallowed more pills
Than seconds in a minute.

I’m trying to remember how I felt when I got his text that said,

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Lost reason, Found

by Paul Letkeman

Jealousy, hypocrisy not rhyme, only reason made treason.
the divulged now divergant emergency
Time for time.

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The Old House

by Paul Sherman

Can you hear the creaking and the whistling in the eaves?
Can you hear the scuttling and the rustling of the leaves?

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Who was the angel (that saved your life)?

by Paul James Thompson

Do you remember a day a long time ago? A day that started with birdsong
Do you remember, walking so alone..Smiling, enjoying the sun?
It was the first time in years You'd held back the tears..Since your truest dear love..Had gone
Taken from this mortal world.And sent to a better place

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When there isn't time

by Penny Lapenna

You marshall thoughts like dominos, careful
to avoid one last tap. The page erupts in its blaring white
signal of the endless now. Knowing that

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If Nick had been born Nicola

by peter nicol-harper

Thursday May 6th 2010

It was re-election time for the top job at Oxford University Union/
I'd always admired-respected-envied Gordon from afar/

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The Blue Screen of Death

by Peter O'Neill

Bad command
File not found
Out of memory, access is denied
You don’t have permission to proceed

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Gaza in June

by Phil Billing

Sticky in his hand, now held low, a lollipop red and green
Watermelon, his favourite flavour
Beneath his feet and between his toes, the coarse Mediterranean sand
Yellow as old mustard, shifting warm and tickly as he shuffles

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The art of photographing Dragonflies

by Philip Hinton

Paddling for pictures,
amongst the reeds and rushes.
Creeping painfully slow,
edging closer and closer.

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