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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I want to be a poem

by Safi Hyder

I want to be a poem
to visit at once my innate spirit and the hidden soul
but after uncovering the shell that has gone totally sore
gravely hampered by the futile and mundane chores

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Tears in the rain

by Sami Huttunen

I´ve been laying sleepless,
feels like for a hundred years
been fighting the phantoms of the present
been awake trough the dreams of tears

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The Game

by Samuel Whiteside

The first two points you take with ease,
Thirty love, this is a breeze,
The next point passes in a flash,
Opponent takes it with a smash,

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The Lawman

by Samuel Whiteside

Behind his desk in leather chair,
Crisp white shirt and combed back hair,
The lawyer sits all eyes and ears

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Little boy

by Santino charles Omoighe

I’m the little boy that sits in the corner, distant fromreality
I have no one.......in fact I says to my self
One day they will talk to me, One day they will notice me

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His Invisible Letter

by sarah margaret crouch

There is a glint in his eye,
That reflects in his glasses.
A sensible jumper is questioned,
As he carries a tea cup with no saucer.

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The Solomn World

by Sari Beastall

It is a solemn world that has grown from the scars
Of a land once carefree and proud,
And the morning sky never shy before
Dresses in the thick grey of the cloud.

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Timeless Tides

by Sari Beastall

It was the ocean that wrote the first mystery,
Ever deeper than the hearts of you and I.
The ageless tides have claimed and held the youth of many,
Yet share the salted tears as families cry.

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Entrenched Upon Another's Wound

by Seán Ó Murchadha

Entrenched upon another’s wound
The darkness sets and song and sweet perfume
Of morning fill the starry sky with blue,
Above a deep-dug tomb,

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Feeding Time

by Seán Ó Murchadha

A row of Guinness-grizzled faces.
Their backgathered thoughts slipped silently away
In seasick waves washed out
To come ashore in other times and other places.

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