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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.

A building I think is caving in. 

I am sad that people are dying in it

A man I think he is dying or dead

I am sad because he is probably dead

A woman, her back, is peeled

I'm disgusted her whole back is peeled

— Omari Burns


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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