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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.


The dough of the killer is woe
Like in that of a foe;
The patina of dough on a toe
Kindled desperation's flow
Like that of a crow
Trying to chop as hoe.

Labour in exchange for dough
In the sense of quid pro quo;
An arrow to fit a bow
Into another's heart to throw...
What does a killer sow
With a fatal how of know?

The brain of the killer is slow
Working for a dreaded Mr. Joe;
He could rather say no
Shouting at the Mr.; oh!
Wait a mo!
Don't use metals to sound a POW!

— Oluwafemi Jacob Ojo


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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