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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 yell out.
Can you not here me?
See me?
I cannot hold on much longer.
I'm slipping away like a leaf in the breeze.
My deity is calling me.
And I listen.
I am home now.
Goodbye cruel world,
I bid you farewell.

— Lindsay Williams


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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