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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.

The Power of Shalom

The power that ends violence,
erodes injustice, silences social disruption,
melts hostility, greed, and vice,
stirs solidarity,
resonates love and harmony,
and advocates a free, plural world
is the power of Salam.

— Kawa Kerami


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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