Creative Writing · Personal Reflection

End Youth Violence Arts Contest Poem (Top Ten Finalist)

Reasons why I’m posting my poem here:

  1. Publicity is publicity. Bad publicity is still publicity. Good publicity is great publicity.
  2. I haven’t posted poetry in a long time for several reasons. Main reason? I’m not a proficient poet. Never will be.
  3. On the other hand, I am a top ten finalist so this isn’t the worst thing you’re about to read if you choose to.
  4. The message (end youth violence) is one I advocate and support completely.
  5. Finally, I still can’t come up with a decent title and I was hoping this blog post would give me some inspiration. Hasn’t happened yet.
End Youth Violence Arts Contest Poem By Herminia Chow
Announcing the ninth of 10 finalists in our End Youth Violence arts contest! Artists under 21 years old were encouraged to submit art in any media aiming to eliminate youth violence. York Region poet Herminia Chow wrote her poem to illustrate the impact of violence on people of any gender or race. She is hopeful for a future where youths don’t need to resort to violence. Untitled Poem by Herminia Chow

This is the contest: End Youth Violence

You can find this on their Tumblr-York Regional Police where the image is bigger and thus, easier to read.

By the way, I stole the caption from YRP since they said it so wonderfully. I am “hopeful for a future where youths don’t need to resort to violence” because why would you, when you have words?