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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.

My Feelings as the enemy...

I knew it was wrong......
If I only thought more about it!
I had to do it for my country
It was my entire fault
If I only hadn’t done it
I can’t look at myself as a hero any longer
I just can’t stop forgiving myself! The guilt is killing me!
As I flew my way up I was getting ready to do it
I was nervous when I was doing it, my thoughts battling in my head
I should drop it!
 Should I?
Knowing that these peoples life and death were in the matter of my fingertips
Dropping it was the worst thing I have ever done
Seeing everything get destroyed in matter of seconds
What a life they could have had if only I hadn’t done it
 After the bomb fell everyone was yelling, it was a total wreck
The scene keeps on repeating in my head
As soon as the bomb fell, I knew I did the worst thing I could have done
Trying to battle my tears I made my way back to my home place
Some survived some didn’t
Those innocent people...
 If I could go back in time and change what happened I would!
I have to soon face the fact 
Yes, I was the awful bomber...........


— Tangila Chowdhury
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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