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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.

We Can Only Imagine

We can only imagine
How it must have been
To be where they were
That moment, That place

We can only imagine
What it must have felt like
To lose all that is dear
In a flash, In a bang

We can only imagine
How they found the will
To keep on living
Through the ashes, Through the tears

We can only imagine
What they thought as they tried
To find an answer to the questions
Why, How

"We Can Only Imagine"
And this is how it should stay
For now

— Soubsakul "Virile" Chittangsomboon


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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