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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.

FUTURE PERFECT

once they
had guns
and weapons
and things
but now
they are
all rusted
fallen apart
collapsed
turned to 
dust
gone


— Patrick McManus
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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