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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.


Black in the air
The bodies on the ground
All that I hear is the quiet sound
I feel so much sorry
I can't wait for another tomorrow
I love the sweet sweet sound of the people in the playground
So I don't think about nothing else because
I feel so mad
I hope the survivors don’t feel 

— Jordan Smalls


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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