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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.

Just the beginning




Air planes filled blue skies

     Closed my eyes; filled with darkness
     
Reaching out for help.

Darkness

   Bombs started dropping

                     Watching with innocent eyes.

                          Fire spread quickly

Shattered

                            Woke up in a haze

                Fire consumed everything

In Nagasaki

A Broken World

    Hear the groans and moans.

                 Helpless people perishing

 Dreams lost in a flash


— Ishrat Jahan
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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