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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And the rebellion starts

by ravi sankar kerala varma

One evening, my father’s father said something,

something which freed me , and then on, I felt I would never
listen,

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a memoir

by ravi sankar kerala varma

One day morning, I didn’t see my father,

at my mother’s bed side, a lone pillow smiled.

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The birth of another day.

by ravi sankar kerala varma

To get enlightened awaita another dawn,

to get -'enlightened'- awaits another dawn,

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Unheard

by Rebecca Pursell

Our whispers go unheard,
Like the gentle sound of what a leaf makes as it hits the ground,
Whispers of help,
Whispers of sorrow,

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Sex is just a metaphor

by rhiannon frame

Everyone says OhiLoveyou. Everybody says hellohellomeetmyboyfriend-
he's the one holding my hand like it might fly away -
but does anybody, anybody, feel the things we do?
I didn't want to hurt you or box you in, I just, well.

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Jigsaw

by Richard Brown

Up in the Halls of Death they issue newcomers
a jigsaw on your birth day
and though you think your life is
one long random lurch from one thing to another

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Severe weather warning

by Richard Harrow

They say the snow is on its way again,
as if it were doing the rounds
like a doctor or influenza or a comet
on a bagatelle path across the English sky.

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Consumed

by Richard van Spall

The Gap behind, my tongue reading a monograph
tracing the recent departure of my wisdom teeth
as I wait on a metal-rimmed island in the middle
of a road, the width of a street, with blood on my hands.

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Sleep

by Rick Robinson

last night i dreamt of you
sitting on a tree swing
your legs outstretched

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15 Lines

by Rick Robinson

lets take a glass of red wine together
and talk about anything…except the weather,

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