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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.

The heaven's Seal

A colorless fragrant cloud of your
Uninterrupted Mercy overwhelms me.

The cords of Destiny throughout years,
are pulling not only my extremities but;
also my consciousness, heart, soul, everything and...

I still bath in the boiling waters of impatience,
as I stubbornly insist to argument,
that I'm Human: as a visible plurality,
but I'm not that and this I keep as a burden.

On the bottom of scalp beneath hairs,
The Seal of Unity and Uniqueness is hidden,
and this is only known by only one Human,
hardly a human;
    only by its form...

For long time Mother called me Angel,
mine no conviction reigned by suspicion,
endeavors to extend to infinity,
its dimly Century,
I think in vain.

The Cognition is showing my Divine provenance,
Senses me on the lack of solitude,
For so many times,
    And all day long.

— Fahredin Shehu


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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