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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.

Disarm the Arms


140,000 Dead


74,000 Dead

Thousands of others


What else could be said?

No need for these bombs

One didn’t help

Why’d we need another?

Our Earth is scarred

For years to come

Lives are gone

And ruined forever

It al ends up in countless deaths

But nevertheless

Countless regrets

Was it necessary or not

Sure you had a reason

But was it a good one

Sure Albert Einstein

Found E=MC2

But for good and


Not destruction and death

But nobody cared

What good did it do?

Prevent evil

Or create some more

It isn’t him to blame

It’s us for using it astray

Can we be forgiven?

I guess we can

But can we forgive ourselves

For creating a WMD

Yes we can

But time is short

Disarm the rest


Before it’s used again

To start another end

— Sakibur Rahman


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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