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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.

PEACE’S SERENADE

Steadfast vigils have been observed for me.
Many proposals are on my table.
Yet, they make a scorn of me to my shame.
By their selfish deeds, life is unstable.
Will my lover ever hearken my call?
When will he play my tune as in ballads?
I still hope my stories will enthrall all
Like dear children enjoying mom’s salads.
Even solitude sings me an echo.
In this inquietude, I sing one more time
Hoping some, if not all, will re-echo
My heart’s appeal, and eschew every crime.
This day and always, heed my serenade,
And you will always appreciate my aid.


— EmmanuelBoakye-Yiadom
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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