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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.

Some people are alive
I'm sad and
Not glad
September 21st a day
Of peace
1945 was a year of doom
Because there was a boom
The bombers were filled with cheer
The people were filled with fear

— Gerardo Ramirez


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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