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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.

Roses are red

Violets are blue

That wasn’t very nice

In fact it was cruel

The atomic bomb took many lives

They felt like they were getting stabbed by knifes

Many people where in shock

Half of the people couldn’t even walk

They started to cry

Because they were sad that they had to see those people die

They saw so much blood

It almost made a flood

They didn’t know how long it would last

Every thing went so fast

They even could have sworn

That their country had been torn

There was almost nothing left

Unlike before everything was ready and set

Japan had a painful day

They just wanted it to go away

This will always be remembered

From every January to December

That the day that everything went wrong

And that this was something that lasted very long

— Seratul Ambia


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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