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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.

What’s a Hibakusha?

What’s hibakusha?
"BOOM!" A loud bomb has emerged
Crawling and Crying
They stood up like a big tree
Its not what, it who they are 

— Nicole Cayton


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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