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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.

Where’s the Love? Where’s the Sympathy?

Revenge isn’t so sweet when you stop and think
How many people won’t wake up tomorrow,
Won’t eat or drink,
Their families feeling evitable sorrow
A lone survivor, nowhere to go
Do you feel better now?
They’re lying unconscious on the blackened snow
Scarred for life, forever the tears,
Dead bodies strewn here and there
Silence, except for the ringing in your ears, 
Have you no heart?  Do you even care?


— Tamara Moultrie
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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