Entry - MAG Poetry Prize 2009


by Clair Harwood

Share the arms and bid farewell
Our love increases to a swell
The value steeps and invites the fear
Our bounty popped with a single tear
The darkness falls and yet comes alive
Walking faster and faster, please let me survive
The stars shy away and offer no salvation
The souls remove faces with no hesitation
His light grows and shines and courage came
Energy rising and then curdles with pain
Take all that I have, then take some more
He was left barely standing, no longer a tor
My path now illuminated, head held in my hands
My vision disappearing, where will I land?
Her bubble had burst
The strength drained from her legs
I knew this would happen
Help me she begs
Share arms, hearts and minds
Become one beam
As the value increases so will the dream
Invite only joy and believe it is here
Remove all barriers, especially the fear.

Added: 10.03.2009