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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.

The Bomb’s Drop

     I am in a dark space, with others of my kind.
Suddenly, light comes as fast as a heartbeat throbs.
I’m suddenly a falling bomb!
"No!"  I shriek! "I’m going to die!"
Then, a soft, green blanket enfolds me.
I’ve heard a lot about grass from the Things that made me, 
   but never that it was so soft.
     The relief lasts only a few seconds!
I suddenly "split" with a sudden lurch.
I now am an earthquake!
I am sending radiations that will kill many!
This is upsetting me! I am a peaceful bomb, but I just broke 
   the promise I made myself to be peaceful.
I am weeping so hard, that I conjure a rainstorm.


— Clara Kolinek
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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