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Congratulations to the 2022 Winner!

The Empowering Justice Charitable Foundation held a poetry contest in April 2022 in honor of National Poetry Month and poet Kween Regine

Thank you to all who participated! We enjoyed reading your poetry!

We are pleased to announce this year's winner. 

Congratulations to Traci Neal from South Carolina! 

Each year there is a different theme for the poetry contest.

The theme for 2022 is: Retribution

"My Poem To Fight"

by Traci Neal

Years ago, I met Justice.

Her smile was unforgettably bright.

Her presence had power.

She loved and led with her light.

Poetry lived and leaped within Justice.

Now, continue to bring insight.

Death damages and hearts hurt,

But keep the fight. 

Raise voices to reach retribution. 

It takes all to create a distribution. 

Let Justice's death not be in vain. 

Take part and start a growth for gain. 

Fight to progress.

Never settle for anything less.

Fight to bring peace.

We all have something valuable to release.

The moment is now.

Refuse to allow heads to just bow.

For Justice, we speak up for what is right.

This is my poem to fight. 

About the author:

Traci Neal is a professional Christian poet and certified youth speaker who hails from South Carolina. 

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