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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.

Young and Dead

Nagasaki City, August 9th, 
Fire and smoke everywhere.
Black, dark faces.
Dead people.
Only few survivors

A flash of light.
Many died instantly.
What happened?
All so sudden.

No one knows what to do.
Really unfortunate.
What has the world come to?
Is there any more hope?

— Amina Gacevic


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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