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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.

The Atomic Bomb

War is caused by cruel human beings.

It’s surprising, and just scary

to suddenly hear a bomb, and see it beaming

and being completely unwary.

War is a big, messy battle

of people being heartless.

At the end, everyone is frazzle

And the world seems full of darkness.

I only hope to see peace

bloom everywhere

instead of watching people decease,

and bombs flying in midair.

Why not take advantage

of this beautiful world we live in?

Why can’t we manage

to get along; that way we’ll all win!

— Israt Ahmed


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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