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Poetry for Peace Contest

The Poetry for Peace contest was held from 15 September until 14 October 2011. The winners were anounced at a ceremony at UN headquarters in New York.

Below is one of the contest entries.


When the willows fall
When the billows roll
We freely flee to fall off the tip
Where mother earth swings her flat hips
But the world goes round
Like karma's gown

On meadow chains, where flowers smile
On rainbow lanes, where angels file
Let laughter's loft be see-saws seeds ride
Let love's lounge house the reason of pride

Let's hold hands, not arms to shoot
Let peace by domino's effect consume
Black or white, black and white
Let gloom meet light

Let the only song our lips release
Be one of peace.

— Kwame Aidoo


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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