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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Communication

by Valentine Smithson

How do they do it?
Who can tell?
The words on paper
rise and swell.

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OH GOD OF JUSTICE

by valerie baptiste

Once
I knew a little girl
She

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short and sweet

by Victoria Kaye

Echinacea was a bitter little girl,
Her lip always curled-
Into a scowl or a growl,
A grump or a frump-

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News

by Victoria Rose Poolman

The officious black shadow behind the door
Gave a warning of what was to come.

Mottled by a rippled glass panel,

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They laughed when it all went wrong

by Victoria Rose Poolman

Huh huh huh spoon jar, jar spoon,
Gruff big fella donned the waiter’s fez
To replace a lost prop
Magic in his blood, they said

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The Painter

by Vince Horsman

“That colour’s wrong” he was heard to utter,
Observing the craftsman painting the gutter.
“It clashes with the window frame.
I’d change it, if it’s all the same”

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Naught

by Vince Horsman

At the school the teacher taught,
Whilst at the sale the buyer bought,
On a nearby pitch the catcher caught,
As in the war the fighter fought,

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The New Pet

by Vince Horsman

He cannot woof nor yet miaou
To growl or purr, he knows not how
He chases cats and dogs alike
He bit a car and ate a bike

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A Lovely Day to Die

by Vince Horsman

A lovely day today
A lovely day to die
A funny grey today
She has cardiac failure, I fear

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Ode to a Takeaway

by Vince Horsman

‘Twas no time and you were gone
Left my life without dance or song

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