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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.

When a Child Dies

When a child dies
it's wrong to weep
every sob and tear
are far too loud
for the womb
it nestled in.

When a child dies
no star falls
but climbs higher
climbs forever
on its damned
starry way.

— Duska Vrhovac


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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