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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The Cost of being 'Me'

by Tanya McGarry

This is what it cost to look in the mirror & see 'me':
One broken heart,
One new start,
Dreams of one future shattered,

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Ode to the Dark one...

by Tanya McGarry

Sweet, sweet kisses at the start,
Softly, gently stole my heart
Whispered words across my eyes,
Blinded me, full of surprise

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my dark place with death

by Terry Devaney

I see the world different from you
From justa lonly point of view
we live in a world without a face
millions of souls without a place

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SORROW

by Theresa McIntyre

When I was young I did not know Sorrow
I saw Her once from a long way off
She was shrouded in a misty veil
And Her companions were weeping

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A brief moment in time

by Thomas Frost

We took a moment, you and I,
Put time aside to ask us why
We'd take the time at all to think,
To lay our thoughts upon a brink,

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The Last Remains of Summer

by Thomas Gatley

Contoured faces breach the morning breezes,
The sun now preparing its midday push.
People basking in the hot air of confidence,
As killing machines roll along the tarmac cracks

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THE CHIMNEY

by TIM SANSOM

THE CHIMNEY
 
A proud fat chimney squats on the roof of the house opposite.

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HURT AND HATRED

by TIM SANSOM

If I ignore your hurtful letter
Please don’t think that means I agree with what you accuse me of
And please don’t see my humble silence as an admission of guilt

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KIAGWARE ( Kee-a-gwar-ree)

by TIM SANSOM

Two hundred miles from basic roads at West Kenya’s first light
Are the Kiagware hardships of the Kiagware plight.
Malaria unrelenting kills ten children here each week
Their diagnoses comes too late their prognosis too bleak.

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MATHEMATICS

by TIM SANSOM

Can I ever say anything outside of the bed
Of all that which has already been said ?
Can I philosophise on what I’ve observed
In such a way that is fresh or unheard ?

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