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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.

Sad, scared, shocked I couldn't move
All I saw ashes my school building
Collapsed I was the luckiest 9 year old
Thinking it was my time
All I could do is cry, the saddest part
I will yell for my mom
And she never answered all I wanted
Was for her call

— Channell Decastro


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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