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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.

The childish innocence

I looked at the eyes
of innocence
Blinded by smoke,
Wet from the rain
Splinters and
Tongues of fire,
Amazed by the silence
Of all the people
Lying on the floor innerme
With eyes wide open
Towards a better future.

I looked into the eyes
Stolen Innocence,
His irreversible candor.

I looked
With the eyes of innocence
I could not see
No more.

— Manuela Maria Pana


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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