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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.

I saw skeletons, burned
People, burned tree
I was thinking who
Done this, how were some people still alive?
How big was it?
I felt sad, scared, and mad
Because so many people died

— Donte Williams


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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