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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.

Our Mother got into afuly
  little boy painted out earth bloody red
Our Mother wailed for the children
  little boy spread out sky deathly black 
My mother has been gone
Please, hug me once again 
Please, call me my name once again
Mom, I love you.
Please say that I love you too once again. 
I play for our mother and I must forget little boy.
I'll walk along forgiveness way.
May their souls rest in peace.

— Midori Abe


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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