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May 2008 Poets Page

A celebration of poetry written by members and friends of the MuseItUp Club. Submissions are invited for this page.*






We thank everyone who entered the contest. The judging was tight due to the excellent standard of all submissions. The winner of the $15.00 first prize is:



Tanja Cilia, for On Track



Congratulations to Tanja from all of us at The Muse Marquee.







On Track


by Tanja Cilia



The path to nowhere
Evanescent avenue
I know, I've been there.

When our paths converge
Our streams of consciousness bond
And we’re back on track.

Unchecked tears now flow
Down the path to oblivion;
Everything turns dark.

Lamplight shows the way
Along the path to my home,
To my hearth and heart.

Uphill all the way
A long and serpentine path;
I will not give up.

Without direction

The soul wanders in circles

We all need Road Maps!


Tanja Cilia



Tanja Cilia lives in Malta, Europe. She is a newspaper columnist, journalist, and features writer.  She also formulates puzzles and writes poetry to relax. Tanja has always been fascinated by the aura of words, and has been writing for Allied Newspapers ( Malta ) since she was 14 years old. Contact her at



*Send poetry submissions to .

Please include the words “Muse Marquee Poetry Submission” in the subject line. Special themes for 2008 are romance and human failings.


The Poets Page is edited by Les Stephenson.