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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.

Smoke, explosions, burn skin

All the tragedies that happen to these people

Buildings falling down, people burning flesh

All the sadness, being scared, and all the people who died and survived

People crying, people dying

The saddest part of all

All of the terrible things that happen

For no reason at all

— Princess Olivera


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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