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Poetry for Peace Contest

The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.

Below is one of the contest entries.


Beyond the Mishap

Tears of Hope
slowly ooze from those sunken eyes
to nurse our arid soils
BEYOND THE MISHAP

My feeble veins
calmly await love's transfusion
from its own home
BEYOND THE MISHAP

No more shall those tender eyes
be witnesses to the raiding torment of history
but our patience will silence the heat
BEYOND THE MISHAP

Can you see it-the way I feel
or can you feel it-the way I see it
that the Hibakusha will someday soon flourish
BEYOND THE MISHAP


— Wilson Amooro Ayinbangya
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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