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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 on paper wings"

peace is freedom
from disturbance
from dark clouds
and heavy chains

peace is a breeze
whispering of hopeful things
gently caresses your hair

peace is a bashful sunrise
slowly crawling over the horizon

peace is there one minute
gone the next

timid and hesitant
but also quiet and strong
an idea
a feeling
a goal
a hope that takes flight
on paper wings

— Sofia Schmidt


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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