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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.

"Answers I seek"

Our world has seen many wars....
So many innocent lost their lives.... 
Can we ever heal battle scars?
What is needed to bring evil leader/s demise?
When will civilization of peace rise?
Love, compassion & tolerance be sowed as seed.
An eye for an eye should not be the price?
How many more have to die for someone's ambition & greed?
Where will punishing the impeccant lead?
Who is to prove what is right or wrong? 
Bring harm to others is a dangerous thought indeed.
Unity can only make us strong! 
Let us take each others side,
Let's bring out the heart's goodness hidden deep inside.

— Sri Kriti


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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