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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 tremble with horror and fright
When i remember the horrendous days of wars and fights
Families live for days without any diet on sight
Tension,grief and sorrow at their highest heights
Just because of a few selfish might

I hear shouts of pain and agony
I see custodians of lives flee for their lives from many
I hear sounds of bullets and spills of money
But no one cares to have a penny

Children race and pace
To find a known face
But find no solace
Fathers barricade families from death's claws
But death;no respecter of persons or laws
Claps all with its jaws

The land,as barren as an eroded pasture
Is an epitome of the picture of my perfect future
I feel the pierce of fears in my heart
It bears the tears of death

The tunnel is dark and scary
Yet i can sight the ray of a tiny light
A light of hopeful promises with delight
A promise of a brighter future with smiles
A smile that lasts with peace for miles

LET THE POWER OF PEACE REIGN
AND THE WOES OF WAR DRAIN


— Nana Nyarko
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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