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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 went into shock
Their lives flashed before their eyes
Their souls went to sleep
They were scared like mice
Like elephants scared of mice

— Michelle Negrete


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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