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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.


Hibakusha

Each breath depends upon life
easing lungs; child & elder.
Every inkling, cause for peace.

Each moment offering time,
simple presence with still hands
streaming over darkened light.

Sharing inhale, exhale, peace —
    Calling, come to this.



— Allison Hedge Coke
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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