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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.




rifle barrel
the perfect place for
a long-stemmed daisy


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seeking solace
in the woods but can't
shake off war


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bellicose talk
I take my lunch
to another table


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just war?
first ask the orphaned children
of the last one


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mourning doves
calling me back
to peace



— Robert Epstein
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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