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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.

Inferno and Hope

As the sky turns gray
My eyes see an inferno
Stricken by the blast
Shadow of death looms
Inevitable it seems
My future is bleak
Hope resurfaces 
After suffering and pain
Life is a treasure
The sun shines today
1,000 cranes symbolize
Miracles and peace

— Noemie Banaga


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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