Paper Cranes

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.


War is bad 
War is sad

It is an open door 
to a killing roar

People die
and then we sigh

Why is there war?
There should be no more

— Francesco Alberico


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


Paper Cranes