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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.

1945 Beware

1945, Japan
Unaware of a LOUD BOOM
Danger in sight,
Frightened and scared by the darkness
Hearts beating before death
The explosion was horrifying
Families are destroyed, ruined, and hurt
Emotions flew through the air
Those who died are to be remembered
September 21st

— Imani Torres, Diane Dhanpatm, & Lacey F. Giordano


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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