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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.

Where Peace Fear To Tread

We are living in a world where peace fear to tread
The people are divided the soldiers are united and war is the diktat
The cries of poor people are spreading in every nook
Politicians are ignoring much they could
Mother earth is also crying no one listens to her too
Cant escape these atrocities and her last days are coming soon
Power, greed and segregation are dominating the world
Giving little chance to peace to show its worth
The disarray leads us only to torment
But who can make these powers realize
That their doings should come to an end


— Anam Gill
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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