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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.

"U Turn"

Staring down the altitude, a flame of red flashed;
the blood, the heart, the rising sun.
The roaring of the engine couldn't compete
with even the tiniest cry of a new born child.
The flying object had chosen it's flight,
But we pulled it back to see the sight.
Who knew a U-turn was so hard to make.

— Jenny Xue


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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