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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 Devastation

Why is there war between us?
Do we have to use violence?
Why did they have to use the atomic bomb
Do they even know what chaos they have caused us?

We have have lost many lives
The devastation from the atomic bomb has caused many lives to be lost
It had caused much more damage that expected to be
It has caused suffering to the people that are the victims of the atomic bomb

It was a terrible tragedy
They should have never used the atomic bomb
It's horrible for the people who survived it 
    and their family members who have died because of it
It should have never existed ever in history!

— Aarish Kumar


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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