Today I would like to share with my readers a beautiful and moving effort by Kent University to create a Global Peace Poem by asking the writers or anyone to donate a stanza/line based on the prompts. This global community poem is in commemoration of the 50th anniversary of Kent State University’s May 4 shootings.
The Wick Poetry Center invites people from around the world to contribute a line or stanza to a global community peace poem titled “My Voice.” As Kent State University approaches the 50th anniversary of the May 4 shootings, the themes of the poem will reflect peace, conflict transformation, and advocacy. The resulting poem will be built line-by-line from the personal experiences, thoughts, and expressions of a global community of writers.
Here is the stanza I donated in response to the prompt “My voice”
MY VOICE STANDS FOR
My voice stands for the thick blood staining the curbside, My voice stands for those gutted like fish in the open street- side, My voice stands for the millions marching, screaming in silence, My voice stands for the unnamed and unspoken.
You can read all the responses here.