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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.

A bunch of bodies lying around

Their staring up from the ground

I see they're burned from head to toe

What were they doing because I don't know?

I know this was a tragic event

This will take a lifetime for it to be forgotten

The pictures are very sickening

Will the U.S be forgiven?

— Hazel A Waite


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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