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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Procrastination

by Rachael Webster

They are too precious,
these minutes of mine.
Like rare coins, pennies of time,
they shine and dazzle me.

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Mr ?

by Rachael Webster

The saddest thing was seeing his hedges grow;
spindly branches like malnourished limbs
protruding from the confines of the borders,
spoiling the edges of his once tidy garden.

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2011

by rachel harding

The revolution has come
But has missed a step
The blind and the deaf
Don’t know what is done

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Her Perfect Son

by Rachel Irven

She presented him to the outside world
Scrubbed and tidy,
Her perfect son.
She put him away to bed

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Old Gold

by Rachel Irven

Thin with the years, bent and twisted
Like her hands, worn from long work.
This ring has seen hard days.

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Unrest

by Rachel Irven

Khaled wears sunglasses.
My worried face reflected in their blackness.
He is young,
Youth seeping from the edges of

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The Storyteller Remembers

by Rachel Irven

1963

Once upon a time, not twice, not three times
but once,

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Pass the Parcel

by Rachel Irven

My guilt is an old guilt,
Passed through generations of women
Like a parcel in a child’s game.
When the music stops it is my turn,

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Note to Self

by Rachel Powell

Alone, she walks five feet behind herself.
She’s lost herself amongst the crowd just like
A speck of dust amid a giant cloud,
But not the one that lands upon your nose.

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In Memory of David

by Randall Wheeler

When life’s challenges gather to create perfect storm,
When perspective is lost and desperation the norm,
Lest we learn we are nothing without family and friends,
And without love and forgiveness there is no amends,

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