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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.

We say, "feel sorry!"
They say, "it was necessary!"
A survivor says,
"whatever. I just wanted to live an ordinary life."
A victim would say,
"whatever. I just wanted to live a longer life."

— Maho Sugihara


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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