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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.

Disarm men, exonerate time

Shreds of sinew 
still adrift the guilty skies
guilt of falsity
brevity of bravery
still they say, time the culprit
no mortal blamed
no soul atoned.

A jubilee of guilt
past the diamond 
many eyes 
bled a million rubies
many bodies, still
bear the begrime scars
many tongues still taboo
the innocuous words,
The little boy and the fat man.

Whatever's gone
done and dusted,
no pearls can remorse
the souls violated.
One thing though can save 
time from another guilt.
Disarm men. Exonerate time.

— Girish Kute


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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