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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.

the atomic bomb is here
danger is near
more than 1 reason to fear
it hit the ground 
as if wre 1000 pounds
i was running all around
my house exploded
i just bleeded
i wish i just fled 
my sisters is gone
it is way past dawn
i can not sleep, i didnt even yawn
the atomic bomb...
was here

— Fouzia Begum


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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