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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 understand, for those who died, it is sad and depressing

But never will this happen again

life is already short

Why make it shorter by fighting

fighting will only cause violence and danger

let us have peace

peace is the real solution

— Omar Ashraf


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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