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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 am hurt but I feel no pain
I am lost no where to be found
I am scared not knowing what lies ahead

I am helped, by people who care
I am loved, by people who understand
I am blessed, by prayer

Because I am alive, I am unstoppable
Because I am alive, I am faithful
Because I am alive, I am brave

Because I survived, I am strong

— Biuma Kalala


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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