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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 same as any other day,
A blinding light filled the sky,
Taking lives, leaving others to pay;
As the planes pass by.
We will, will these planes to cease fire,
For it is a time of peace.
To connect to one another like wire,
So don't tease when I say put your weapons down please.
That horrid day is history,
But the affects last longer than we expect.
How they continue, to others, will be a mystery,
So let's not throw hateful threats, pet.
Let us put down our bombs, guns, and fists;
So let us be at peace, and just enjoy the gentle morning mist.

— Connie Villon


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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