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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.

a calm sea
and song of nightingale
ode to the Peace
longing cry of a deer,
be joyful — he sings 
an ode to life
for a piteous wage 
they poison our children-
 yet, we don't care
an infant  born
with two heads —a miracle? 
no, there’s poison everywhere!
blossoming life,
love glimmers in a song —
midday at the park

— Smajil Durmisevic


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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