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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 a fearful moment it must be
When that bomb dropped
Fear in people's eyes
Panic in people's lives

Afraid of what will become of us
Stop this violence
Stop this war
Peace for all Peace for us

Knowing this made me fear and wonder
Do people still have to go through this everyday?
Well, let's stop this violence
Work for Peace
Peace for all Peace for us

— Jessica Chu


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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