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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.

The Enormity of Their Sorrow

Witnesses before us
speaking of our history
of the ripples, the consequence
war on this world
The whole nation
the people of their country
all of them swept away
shaken by the disasters
Reeling from the power
unleashing of the atoms
the enormity of their sorrow
more than they can stand

— Raymond Foss


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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