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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.


for peace and onward still
wails and debris of a past seal
for peace and we labour till
blood and toil and a silent chill
that we seek light and live a day
no faces of pointless dismay
may it all cease
may it be 
for peace

Bombing Timelines
bombing timelines
scattered debris
soot in my eyes
i can no longer cry

— Dzisam Antoine Elikem


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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