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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 word weaves
a web in our soul.
Every sound becomes
an echo from the past.

Radiation beats chronos
at the flesh of a Hibakusha.
Dreams dissolve
and wake up at the present.

Japan always survives.
Japan its memories revives.
Let a tsunami of peace strike
all minds on planet earth.

May Hibakusha find the hand of Nemesis.
The right time to reach justice
so that the future will bring to life
the tree of nuclear disarmament.
The death of human dissapointement.



— Despina Kontaxis
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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