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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.

Sacrifice legend

Pharisees landed in the dark night
on half of freedom teared the ballad to bones
on the walls of sand sculpture of Troya
ash of wounds and condamn of heroes fall a season
Homeland bit of piece raids the pain
Sovereign remains except sorrow
The dream is hiding  behind the allegorical sunbeam
And sufferings we count his days as mothers tears
Jesus and Muhammad in postmodern theater
warning death screech pending
 Life flowers not blooming even in Mecca, Jerusalem or Rome
2012 pierces the sky over Brussels and Vienna or Stockholm
Mesikne Emperor of spider`s and  pyramid`s
Course humanity as a sleepy zombie
Broken arm Angels in the purple inquisition
Rewrite the beginning of the last statement
The Messenger didn´t went in without return when delays into the sky
Mother´s aquarelle love on the cradle and the sun leaves
In the Bible we dont`t find keyword as verbs in the present
Suffer in rumors Quran faint into the dusty windows
Apostles silent centuries sulky face groaning
fall and waking up in prayer and cry
generation`s beliefs in the reception cage
cats and dogs rewrite the human right`s
Antichrist slobber in the old continent
postmodern inquisition burn nations and people
Blessings instead of curses hatch sunny day´s
Oh Lord burn me all and turn the world in prosperity

— Bekim Tocani


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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