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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.

Have escaped from fire

Black rain is pouring

Hear the footsteps of Death

He is getting near by near

When will he arrive?

Today tomorrow or years later ?

Nobody knows

Hope people feared by him will not increase any more

— Wataru Kazui


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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