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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 poem for Africa

They are standing
And Singing a song
The own thick lips
Thick eyebrows
And they hide the sun in their fingers
They have the fear of darkness
And accept the hunger
They are my brothers
Long years back
They wanted to be like free birds
I close my eyes
Still it is raining
My brothers
They left like wild birds
And many years later
I made a poem for Africa
A poem for Peace
Whenever, it rains
My brothers
Remember my sadness

— Hassan Ibrahimi


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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