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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.

The Catastrophe

Occurred before noon, 
exploding on August ninth,
taken by surprise, 
the second atomic bomb!
Nagasaki people sob.
The sight of loved ones, 
Badly hurt, and in great pain;
cuts, burns, on their skin.
Silhouettes left on the ground.
The lives of people taken. 

— Karina Iturralde


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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