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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.

They saw the Light

They saw the Light
And were seen never again
Yet we continue to fight
And blinded we remain

In those eyes we refuse to meet
Find we won't a droplet of tear
Just a reflection not so sweet
Spitting at their shadow on the sidewalk of fear

— Kanako Mabuchi


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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