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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 People
Trying to run and hide
Their bodies swollen and burned
Some didn't make it
They were terrified
And afraid
They didn't know what to do

— Damia Govia


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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