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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.

Blinded by the light
Yet seeing so many images.
The insufferable gloom
of wanting to vanish within the darkness.
Leaving behind a trail of tears and memories,
vulnerable and alone.

— Ashley Ahn


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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