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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.


Steps, slow steps,
Vague steps,
Flying steps,
looking for reassuring glances.

Eyes full of emotion,
and warm tender light.


Tense steps,
uncertain steps,
threatening steps,
elegant and diplomatic steps.

First steps,
Last steps,
firm and incessant.

Step by step,
small steps,
big steps that trace our path.


— Annamaria Pecoraro


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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