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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.

An Armed scream

This claw, anchor, hooks, stones.

I feigned the crying;

the lost bullet,

the laugh of his wounds.

in his favorite place he does not see the shore

and self-centered is the Bible

the time for the excuses does not exist.

God does not exist,

without being capable of observing the day.

cruel and without truce,

that one snatches the life

he predicts the agony, of the convicted man, trampled by his ideology.

Beautiful is the ground,

and this one suffers

across the wire,

of a rainbow of hawthorn,

in his biggest absences.

And I, requesting not to observe the undecided day,

of the inflamed fire,

I request the reservation

of our existence.

It will be necessary to tear the skin carefully

today there is no starred sky

this is the God's sign

more and more distant

brotherhood and herd.

Ash, which of gray color

this tiñendo the asphalt,

last urgency

grass or stone

an armed scream

white silk his hands.

Atrocious worm

with armed disguise

if you advance slowly to his step;

and the allegiance swears to him, as his sacred God,

you will lick the wounds

and with wine of the ground

we will eat the thunderstorms

of the frozen blast.

To protect our fortune,

this is our agreement,

there is no liquidated allegiance,

our contract is sealed

from the hungry times

to the thirsty rancor

without good roast.

when the eyes were centellos,

of lamentations and wounds;

of the foreign perversity

— Pamela Janet Rodríguez Piminchumo


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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