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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.

"Both Sides Need Peace"

Both sides need peace
We need it to survive
You cannot destroy us 
And we can’t destroy you

But if you continue in not going along with not accepting us
And we go again to war 
Unfortunatly, disaster will come to us all
No matter what happens

We need peace 
If we all want to stay in this world 
Everyone needs peace
Everyone wants peace

— Justyna Kadyszewska


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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