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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.



Thou dove with the olive branch

Thou who is nor black, nor white, nor pink, nor yellow, nor tanned
Thou who is without territory
Thou who is without creed
Thou who is humanity itself
Thou who brings a smile to the sad
Thou who could make the living-dead laugh with joy

Thou we seek in the East
Thou we seek in the West
Thou we seek in the South
Thou we seek in the North

The present though gloomy
The future with you is bright
The past though moody
The future with you is light

Thou dove with the olive branch

Thou we seek now
Thou we seek in our future


— Mariam Ibrahim
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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