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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 Am Who I Choose To Be

Today I choose to be peaceful
I choose to be happy
I choose to be calm
I choose to be healthy
I choose to be compassionate
I choose to be free
I choose to love myself completely
and be kind to others regardless of what my situation may be.
I choose to hug a tree
and thank it for giving me life,
Today I choose to forgive my enemy.
I am as powerful as the ocean.

— Reasmeiy Angkor


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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