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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.

Last Day of Sunshine

A ray of sunlight
Took away all my brothers
I tried walking in
I tried walking in with them
I should have tried harder

— Dereck Chavez


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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