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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 can't believe my eyes

Burned people, blown up buildings

Skinless people...blood big

Light, bones, choking

Piles of burned bodies...Forgiveness??

Sorrow, regret, scared smoke

Broken buildings and cars

Fire, yelling, crying

— Kevin Padilla


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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