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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.

man's wisdom
his own destruction
a mad wish —
to become an almighty God
catastrophe of the world
the sky and the Earth
connected into same suffering
crematories of everything live
a falling monster —
man sowing A-bombs
harvests death
giant mushroom raising —
steam of poison sky high
people becoma coal 
on that August
a tomb above earth 

— Ijudmila Milena Mrsic


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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