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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.


Peace is when the heart is happy,
Peace is when the mind rests.
Peace is when there are no worries,
No wars, no fights, no tests.

Peace is when the white dove flies,
High up in the air.
Peace is when there is no hate,
And love is everywhere.

Tensions fade, troubles melt,
And burdens disappear.
And every hidden solution,
Suddenly becomes clear.

— Zahra Chowdhury


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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