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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'm  cold,  very  cold
no roof above me
The stars are bright
like eyes set for fever
but no noise like last night,
maybe God is thinking it over...
If he is merciful, blessings be upon him....
there will be talks instead of tears
....he will not breathe life
into my cow
but I will be able to walk to the village
and speak with my brother.

— Grant D. McLeman


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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