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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.


I picture the origami cranes

When I hear this powerful word

It takes away the pain

From this part of the world.


For all the people who survived

This meaningless war

And all the people who are alive

Are begging for no more.

And from this big incident

This story does increase

So this poem is proud to represent

This powerful word called PEACE!

— Angelina F.


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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