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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.

Seeds of Peace

Take a handful of kindness seeds.
Sprinkle generously

with hope and understanding.
Pour on compassion

and a shared responsibility
then weed out

violence and jealousy.
Give every voice a quiet listener

and peace will bloom
in a world that celebrates

the true meaning of
justice, equality, dignity.  

— Catherine Graham


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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