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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.

A poem for the future 

To the left is a war-torn town; to the right is a beautiful city
To the left are cries and tears; to the right are laughs and smiles
To the left is endless sadness; to the right is forever happiness
To the left the future is dying; to the right the future is blossoming
We need to make what is left, right.

— Jeremy Huynh


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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