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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.

Bomb, boom, boom, boom
Sad, mad, angry
Bones, building, falling
Abandoned trucks,
Human flesh
Shadows in the sidewalk, choking

— Nasheem Cooper


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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