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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.

A single drop a Single Word

A single drop of blood is enough to erase all the lyrics we write
A single drop of blood is enough to silence all the words we speak
A single drop of blood is enough to evaporate all the dreams we dream
A single drop of blood is enough to exterminate all the children we born.
A single drop of blood resists to erase, to silence, to evaporate, 
a unique word that a world carries:
P e a c e 


— Eleni Kappa-Karasavvidou
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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