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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.

Backfire

War won’t solve problems
But will destroy our planet
We become our bait.

When Japan was bombed
Our houses shook like earthquakes
We become our foes.


— Jeffrey Zhang-Sun
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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