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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.

Pain of Hiroshima

Harmony shattered
Innocent victims
Rotting away slowly
Opaque sky above
Shower of painful tears spread throughout
Hidden grotesque images
Injustice sufferings
Massacred by an atomic bomb
Abhorrent history never to be repeated again

Why War?
Pain, blood, tears remain
Grief, odium are developed
Why do we still fight?

— Yi-Hsin Chen


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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