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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.

Tell me ..... WHEN ?

Never forget the day stopped turning
When people showed there most ugly face
Silence appeared
Like a blanket of lace

Never forget the day the sun stopped shining
As coldness arrived in a hatefull way
When darkness appeared
On that terrifying day

Mankind showed who we we realy seem to be
By destroying human beings of there own
When emptyness appeared
And children stopped growing

Never forget that we can turn this world around
So we can respect ourselves again
The biggest question appeares
When do we realy learn, tell me WHEN ???

— Martin Rijntjes


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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