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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.

August 6, 1945
The Little Boy stole
Many loves
Many breaths
August 9, 1945
The Fat Man
Sat on dreams
Sat on hope
Sat on future generations
Monday, May 9th 
Twenty-five ladies
Come in irony to receive
Beauty from the ones
Who destroyed it
Now 2011
The fight for peace
The fight against 
Repetition stands
With our generation
Responsible to 
Fight the good fight.  

— Joyce Yoo


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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