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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.


It's never right to kill

It's never right to kill
you know
No matter, what you kill for
It will never be right
It will never be the best thing
to do

It can never be right to
take another mans life
No mather what he have done
or what he stands for
You haven't got the right
You haven't got the right !

How long will we go on
kill each other
When there's so many
more important things we
could do

When will the human race
grow up
When will the human race
start to think

Isn't it strange
We the people om Earth
Shouldn't be able
to live together in peace
I believe we can
We can,
We can !
But it's gonna take some time
we have got lots of work to do
You may say I'm naive
But what can be more foolish
than kill a brother here on
Earth
Naive is not to be foolish
And that's a right I will defend,
and gladly be
And
Do you see
the white dove
Sailing in the sky?
Do you see
the white dove
Sailing so high?

Peace peace peace
over the Earth
Love love love
love
over the Earth

We gonna make it
with our hands
and with our
hearts
We gonna make it
with our
Hands
with our
Hearts
with our Love


— Eva Akinvall
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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