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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.


Sorry for my careless pranks
Sorry for not saying thanks
Sorry for showing my fangs
Sorry for taking you for grants

Sorry for this rift
Sorry for being thrift
Sorry for setting myself adrift
Sorry for everything my gift

My apology is unqualified
For the truth I lied
For the case I am tried
I deserve this, for my pride

I am sorry
I am very sorry
For this I will worry
Forgive me to God's glory

— Samuel Koranteng


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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