Paper Cranes

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.

It's really sad all those people dying
It's sad what the American people did
All those people panicking
When the bomb dropped
All those people screaming
And crying because they
Are going to die
And scared for their family members
Yamilka DeJesus 6-601 One World Middle School
Smoke, black
Burned bodies, skeletons
Houses burned to the ground
To dusk, clouds as black as darkness, disturbing, downcast
I feel the pain
But forgive us

— Aminata Fofana


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


Paper Cranes