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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 things I saw was a man shadow

Was burned in the ground

It made no sound 

Out of my mouth

I thought it was bomb choking

People skin come off and bones coming off

I felt....

Scared, sad, sorrow and regret

— Jurell Lews


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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