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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.

Bomb falls,
Smoke surrounds the sky
Some die, some live
Buildings crumble, heartbroken and disturbed
Living souls, so much pain
We cannot fix,
But our heartbroken feelings will mix
Sad or mad
Does not matter at all
But to remember the people that fell

— Lani Martinez


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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