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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.

behold the dark

who could believe 
that light 
could end life 
that intense brightness 
could illuminate 
the essential darkness 
of humans 
there is a lesson in the dark 
you hold hands 
when you can’t see 
with people 
you don’t know 
and come together as a world 

— GJV Prasad


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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