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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.

Bomb goes off,

Ends the earth in a splash

Burns your body kill you

People were scared

Lying on the ground

People we looking for their families

People were scared, terrified,

Sorry, and sad

Family members dead on the ground

Scratches, burns, allergic reactions

Grey skies, collapsed buildings

No turning back now.

— Delicia Gilling


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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