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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.

In the Name of progress…

Man agape 
It's unbelievable 
... Think again- 

One moment here 
Next there 
In an instant a sheath bomber can be anywhere –

In the name of progress
Clone animals 
Then man 
God knows 
What's next?

Small nations 
No objections 
For they say 
Head high- 

We have atoms 
Whiz – bang 
All ends – 

For that they gave Noble awards 
And the whole world claps.. 
— Alwaz Amit


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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