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    Poem of the Month, November 2014: In the Name of Peace

    Text: Solveig Hansen

    With the launching of “A Child for Peace,” the resulting poetry e-book from the IFLAC Children’s Peace Train Poetry Festival 2014, we chose one of the poems submitted from Kenya as the Poem of the Month for November. Many of the young Kenyan poets show exactly how ugly war is. The e-book is available both as a downloadable PDF book and an online book.


    By Akpovo Bamidele, F4, Riara Group Of Schools

    What is the victory in war?
    Tell this soul what it is
    When your waters and fields are tarnished
    And defiled
    By phantoms of blood and gone.

    Of what consequence is it?
    When the trophies we reap
    Are of broken bones
    And countless headstones
    Of orphans’ tears
    Newly formed fears.

    What beauty is held
    When dust and ashes
    Blot out the skies
    And block the stars from our eyes.


    There is no meaning in war
    So why do we shun peace?
    And the prosperity it could bring
    We should fight for a new dawn
    And let go of this demon of war.



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