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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.


To be called Hibakusha means
A survivor
To be called a Hibakusha is
A big honor, surviving this
Tragedy and an honor remembering that moment
Rebuilding the country the way it used to be
And rebuilding the heritage and playing roles 
Of all the people that passed away
People called Hibakusha
Should be thankful
To be called that,
And able to continue
Their lives after
The miserable tragedy
That took place in our lives.

— Katarzyna Brojakowska


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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