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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.

I saw people skin peeled

I thought they were going to die

I felt good because some survived

I felt sad for people and babies that died

Children and maybe women who were pregnant die

I saw bones

I thought if it hurts

I felt sad how the bones showed the skin peeled

— Lelsy Lopez


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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