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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.

My heart is shown on National Geographic Chanel

My heart
is a dolphin
from a severe training
it escaped.
My heart
is a monkey
from a Hollywood circus
was expelled.
My heart -
- a chameleon...
It is your harpoon
that delights it,
it is your vector
that assures it,
in colors of ashes
it melts,
from a nuclear waste
it originates...
My heart
in gas chambers
produces not blood,
but poison gases!

— Julijana Velichkovska


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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