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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.

Peace begins within

Beginning within, exuding all around
An inner contentment built from the journey of survival
A call from the heart

Absence of conflict
Comfortable living
Establishment of relationships

Empowerment of the truest kind
A longing deep inside
Calling all the masses
Everyone, let’s live in love

From oneself the testimony is
From the environment a need it is
Harmony emerge

— Thandiwe Louise Matavire


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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