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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 feel something shaking

Then the glass tumbled from the table

I look out the window

Bloody eyes and swollen faces

I watch people lay there dying in sorrow

Shaking nonstop wishing this will all end

Minutes turn into hours,

Hours turn into day

I sat there watching my mom and dad die

All I have is me, myself, and I

— Ronece Pringle


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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