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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'm not here to argue
about who is wrong or who is right
for who determines what is wrong or right
I just know that we have an issue to RESOLVE
For we are drifting apart like a calabash on a moving stream
away from shore
So I beg we RESOLVE this issue and rediscover our LOVE
For in RESOLVE we find a common ground, LOVE
We lived for LOVE, shared LOVE, grew in LOVE and its is that LOVE
that we must  hang on to.
So let us RESOLVE the issues for the sake of LOVE
and in so doing we EVOLVE from one stage to the other
and not only let ourselves EVOLVE as individuals
but also the LOVE we share
A major reason why I'm here RESOLVE
this issue that wants to separate us

— Selikem Geni


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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