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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.

Civilians

Civilians know peace
governments do not
Civilians know love
governments do not
Civilians know pain
governments do not
Civilians Know sanity
governments do not
Civilians know happiness
governments do not
Civilians know sorrow
governments do not
Civilians know death
governments do not
Civilians know feeling
But the governments do not
Civilians know peace
governments do not
Civilians know love
governments do not


— Demetrios Pandazis
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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