Paper Cranes

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.

What I feel is...sad

I hope there are survivors

I hope people get better

Skin burned

Dead bodies

No movement

From people

As I look at pictures...

I feel sad, scared, and regretful

Skin burning

Buildings, collapsing

Family crying.

— Jhovany Rodriguez


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


Paper Cranes