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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.

Pease, we ask
Our hands open
To caress
The fine grains of life
Those that 
Cannot see
But we are sure 
For their existence
And trying
Catch them 
Romantic followers 
Of  the supreme gift
To remain humans
Our hands
Are not made
Only to receive...

— Konstantinos Sventzouris


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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