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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.

Horrible Day


Cried the abandoned children

Their tears were falling down the clouds

The sunset was red

The houses were shattered

Flowers were bent

People were saying


— Isaac Barayev


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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