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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 Living Hell

I only listened
Them talking about that day
Darkest day of their life

Detailed descriptions
Picture disturbing images
Only they are real

I will never feel
Or understand what they had
To suffer and bear

Or know what’s real pain
Only they’ve really felt what a
 Living hell is like.

— Ayman Kuddus


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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