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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.

There is a storm brewing,And it rocks me to my core.
And to my knees I may crash,But I shall do so no more.
From their guns a-marching,With their defeaning sounds.
To the earth shattering silence, When their bombs strike the ground.
There is a storm brewing, and it is knocking on my door.
With a vengeance much greater, than those of yore.
But their hands will quiver, and their weapons shall drop,
When my voice hollers out, "This violence must stop".
There was a storm brewing, Along with the winds of war.
But where there was pain, brooding,There shall be no more.
For I used to wonder out loud,And ask why I live,
But now I am proud,That it is to forgive. 

— Joy Muthanje Mwaniki


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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