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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For Springtime

by Sephen Hunsdale

For months of winter rain
Four months of endless pain
And heartache

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Gaddafi Time

by Sharon Spurgeon

Jealous Leo will kill him by pen of UN
Oil slick, smell, the tar will burn
The meat offering charge first the son
The nation will rule and the spoilers will run

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To Whom It May Concern

by Sherese Gentles

If you are going to write the words of my story
Tell them I was young and unworthy.
Laying in the black of night, crying sorely
For fear of attaining my expected glory.

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For fine lines

by Shona Albouy

She gazes, alabaster blank,
touched up to seem untouched,
devoid of life and lines,
from laughing, losing

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Last degrees

by Shona Albouy

Like a king, carved and placed
atop his tomb, you lay,
though you were not yet stone.

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Word Play

by Shona Albouy

I'm a pun-loving kind of girl,
fond of the way that words can weigh
heavy or subtle on the scale.

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The Accident

by Sian James

He lay like road kill between two lanes
Broken,
Already dressed in black.

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Dawn

by Sian James

Last night we stayed up so late we were there to watch the cars drive in.
In apathetic early morning dark they nosed their bumpy shadows into our space where we stood
With red eyes, tousled hair, no shoes.

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There is no pain.

by simon andrewes

Ah, the pain, the pain, the pain!
There is no pain.

Ah, the pain, the pain...

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WE MAKE LOVE

by simon andrewes

We make love
to change our lives
We do what we can

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