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.
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