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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.

Burning bodies all around, no sound
To hear upon the ground
All because of one bomb
To take many lives away
Which lead their families to stray?
Buildings falling everywhere
People lived and people died
Bubbling skin coming off
Running screaming in sacredness
Sorrow today and sorrow tomorrow
Forever the sickness, pain, and bad memory
That someone else caused
For every person, what a bad minded person
Causing all this 
This memory will stick with us forever

— Richel Rennie


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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