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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.


It is very good to have a name
I know what you want is fame
Imagine suffering to attain your aim
Why don't you kill yourself to end this pain

Rivers stretch, streams flow whiles the sea rolls
Buildings collapse, waters dry up whiles human die
Virginity is lost, honor goes whiles beauty fades
Talents determines, ability decides whiles assurance questions

When a song end, music still goes on
When a cloud gather, rain falls
When a night falls, a day rises.
When a covenant is broken, mistrust and hatred begins...

But we as long as there is life, there is hope.
We will never give up...
let's give peace a chance...

— Joseph Keteku


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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