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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.

An Atomic bomb is an Outburst of the Fruit
    the Knowledge of the Good & the Bad!
The heat of the Atomic bomb burns Things to dust in a Blast!
Better to negotiate PEACE at the Table for all Peace-Makers!
Hatred is being used to play on People as the Human Shields to do Battle fields!
Peace-ShaLom is the Only Healing Field as the Spiritual Shield from the Killing Fields!

— Sophal Cresswell


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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