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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.


I Open My Heart

I  Open my Heart with SOUND
I don't know why...
But I do...
There is a Story that must be Told...
We are the Answer...
So I draw Pictures with Words...
No better...
No worse.....
Than you...
I Open my Heart with LOVE...
I Bleed Compassion...
I don't know why...
But I do...
There is a Story that must be Told...
We are LOVED...
So I give you my Thoughts...
My Power...
My Soul...
Only those Aware
Have control...
No better...
No worse..
Than you...
I Open my Heart with KNOWLEDGE...
I Bleed Understanding...
I don't know why...
But I do...
There is a Story that must be Told...
We are Lost...
Looking in all Directions...
When the Power is In...
Why do we Act Out...
With Vision...
No better...
No worse...
Than you...
I Open my Heart with PAIN...
I Bleed Strength...
I don't know why...
But I do...
There is a Story that must be Told...
We are Healed through Grace...
Although...
We carry Shame...
Overcoming it...
No better...
No worse...
Than you...
I Open my Heart...
My Spirit....
I Bleed Forgiveness...
I don't know why...
But I do...
There is a Story that must be Told...
We are Not Perfect...
But
With an Understanding Now
That's Deep and True...
No better...
No worse...
Than you...
I Open my Heart with Dreams...
I Bleed the Future...
I don't know why...
But I Do.................



— Chicoat Helm
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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