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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.

Why Atomic Bomb?

As we hear the 

Incomplete families

Cry for their missing members

There are in a better place now

As I see images after the bombing

Inside my heart is racing and pounding

As my brain is sad and hard to obtain those broken hearts in the images

Why Atomic bomb 


— Genesis Bonval


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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