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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.

‘Hot summer day’

A hot summer day
A child at play
A bomb Mother bears,
just like the sun,
A charred child
A hot summer day

— Shodai Shiota


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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