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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.

I watch the world
and see the shining sun
and feel the warmth of the sky
the birds and trees sing the
chorus of nature with the breeze

I watch the world
at sunset, there is laughter
and a bountiful feast as the sun
leaves to keep sharing it’s warmth

I watch the world
as I open my eyes
I realize
it was just a dream

I watch the world
and see people
living with only 
deathperation and fear
will the next bomb strike near?

— Grace Mahony


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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