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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.

Lives taken away,
people just don't care.
You don't know what you have
until you lose it.
You can have something today
and it can be gone completely by tomorrow.
Appreciate what you have, when you have it
because when it's gone, it may be gone for good.

— Wendy Abreu


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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