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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.

Invented by men
transported by air
moved to a certain destination
and dropped by fear

Siren sound
flash of light
and an explosion
that changed everything
for those on the ground
and for all mankind

Families scattered,
memories lost,
sadness, and misery
forged in the hearts
of those who lost
someone close

A bomb invented by men
for peace, a thought
that probably will never comfort
those exposed on the ground
of Nagasaki and Hiroshima

— Johan W Löfgren


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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