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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.


Let the racial rage ease
And let the noisy wave of war freeze
Let the scientific atrocities cease
And let peace flow like a stiff breeze

War is massive terror and destruction on rampage
Which remain glowing embers embedded in a survivors heart
Wondering how his dream book had this horrifying page
Where a huge boom throws man and his destiny apart

The vanquished languish in anguish for eternity
Bleeding with pain and terror that sucks them dry
Breeding in their hearts a hive of enmity
With a wish to extinguish the fire that made his land cry

War is the greatest human flaw
Kill it and make PEACE a universal law.

— Ameza Selorm


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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