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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.


Peace Note

...note from the Past
	All the Peace is gone
	Oh! What have I become
	It's dark, I'm staggering, No light for me to see
	Have I lost it all, Cos all I see is war
	Correct me if i'm wrong, but all the peace is gone

	From the eyes of the little baby
	From the hands of a fallen army
	A press man's got blood on his diary
	Correct me if i'm wrong, but all the peace is gone

...note from the Future
	The breaking of a dawn, It's pretty on the shore
	Sunlight is appearing, Oh! What a gathering
	This is want I want, Not too much to ask for
	I can now rejoice, All the peace is come

	To the eyes of a little baby
	Into the hands of a friendly rivalry
	A father's got hugs for his new born son
	I can now rejoice, All the peace is come


— Nubi Kayode Damilare
 

 


All Poems Submitted to the Contest

 

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