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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 Atomic Bomb

Burning people, the only thing you see is skins and bones

The atomic bomb broke people's heart

Killing family members, having people search

Don't know where your family is...

People cry everyday

You saw falling buildings

Feeling sorrow for people who lost their family

People probably pray every day for their family

— Kiani Torres


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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