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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.

P ictures of the past, chronicle the history of the future
I lluminated lights fill the sky with a boom that is heard around the world
K nowing the pictures from this light show, leave permanent snap shots 
       on the unknowing photographer
A  negative imprint of sadness once filled by joy that may not be visible to all
D eep wounds not only fill the heart, but the memory and consciousness 
       of those who survive
O pen your eyes, the negative imprints of history that once resided in the dark
N otions of positivity and change in the disarmament of the atomic light show

— Kimson Bryant


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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