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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.

The blue sky

When the bomb fell, the sky burned red,

And filled their hearts with dread

When the bomb fell, the rain turned black

And long gave them dreams of the attack

Trying to live until the next brightness,

Their eyes soon turned colorless

They had no clue, what to do

Their minds went blue...


It’s our job to keep the sky blue

So to make their wishes come true

It’s our job to keep clean rain

So our future won’t be made a stain

It’s our job to fulfill the track,

And see the goal with our eyes black

And let the sky stay blue forever

Be clever; don’t burn the sky again, ever.

— Tomoki Sano


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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