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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.

Peace to War

War isn’t the answer for peace 
It just brings hatred and sadness increase
War is revenge
And it only leads to more revenge 
The atomic bomb in Hiroshima was the worst
With lots of sadness and tears burst
All of the innocent lives taken away by one countries idea of war
Lots of people separated or killed just by war
It’s really heartbreaking to be killed so quickly
So much pain so much hurt it’s badly
How could nuclear weapons cause so much distress
And so much horrible mess 
People will never forget this terrible moment 
It’s been marked in our heart for ever and giant
May this remind us of how bad weapons and wars are
And if you chose to help war will end not very far 

— Paul Valdivia


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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