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Silence Hides Violence (Creativity Competition Top 5)

Our talented writers and artists have sent in their works of creativity for the Silence Hides Violence Creativity Competition at Nour. Each piece was unique and beautiful to read, and we hope you will all continue to write and paint and be creative. It was a challenging and difficult decision, but the team at Nour have whittled the generous number of entries we have had to bring you our showcase of the best 5 entries which we thought were powerful and creative. You can read them all here, and make your own comments, likes and dislikes and tweets about them. The public opinion and reaction to all these 5 entries will heavily influence the winning creative piece and the two runner ups which will all be announced on Monday 14th of March 2011 during Nour Domestic Violence Week, so be sure to get your views in before then. Best of luck to all entries and a beautiful thank you to all who participated.

My Words (Runner Up)

I Remember

A Woman’s Worth (Runner Up)

I Got Red Roses Today (Winner)

The Cage of Life’s Paradise


  • Javeer Miah

    “I Got Red Roses Today” … mashaAllah, loved that poem. I like how similar themes are mentioned in each stanza except the last since that’s the climax of the poem.
    I like how the structure is the same throughout the whole poem. 9 lines in each stanza. Why 9?… that made me wonder. Could the poet had deliberately used 9 because Woman are referred to as Cats and Cats have 9 lives – lol, probably not what they intended.
    Also, lines 3&4, 5&6 and 7&8 rhyme (or semi-rhyme) in each Stanza.

    I could analyse it more… but I think I made my point. To me, “I Got Red Roses Today” is a winner.

    March 1, 2011 - at 2:47 am
  • Enas Suleiman

    Salam Javeer, thanks so much for your comment jazakallah. There isn’t a reason why they’re nine lines in each verse, I actually didn’t notice that now that you mention it. You’re conclusion is interesting but not true 🙂

    March 2, 2011 - at 11:35 am

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