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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.


Who can be the peacemaker
Keeping us content,
Calming all our differences
With harmonious intent?

Who can solves all crises
And end the lasting struggle,
Preserving calm tranquility
Preventing future trouble?

Is there such a person
For I would come to know,
That with her mere existence
A peaceful calm would grow

People in agreement
Disputes forever waned,
Knowing that hostilities
Would not be seen again

Truly, we must wonder
If quarrels can ever end
Can we be the peacemakers
With the means to send

Our message to all people
To seek and find a way
To communicate and listen,
And find peace, day by day
— Julie A. Dickson


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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