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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.


Do you remember
The First World War
Or the Second World War?
How many people died?
But why? I ask why?
Let's not make errors again 
Let's care for the world  
Let's give a helping hand
Let's spread peace in the world
Do you see the golden key?  
 Its name is PEACE, yes, it is!

— Mariam Avetisyan


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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