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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 see the bodies 
Of soldiers splattered on the floor
I regret seeing this tragedy 
No more
I was trembling with tears
I was sitting alone in fear
I'm wishing this day didn't come
But soon as I saw that bomb I knew 
My life was done
I heard people screaming and thinking
I said to myself
How come?

— Daniel Phillip


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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