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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.

                                   Horror on people's faces 
                         as the atomic bomb was dropped.
          Many people ran for cover but some people did not.                                  
 The atomic bomb was massive and it created many problems
              I hope that it will never again fall upon all of us.
                               Children crying for mothers 
                                   who were already dying
They were loud as an incoming train looking for their brothers.
                  Every body all around came running to aid
              they were the rescuers, the people who helped
                                                    all day.

— Norphel Sherpa


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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