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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.


Lets fast forward through time
Divine your mind, this time, everything is gonna be just fine
Lets fast-forward through time
Everyday is alright
Its time to find another state of mind
Rhyming life while you and I are still alive

Lets fast-forward through life
Everyone is alright, and I, wonder why we fight
Lets fast-forward though life, seeing in a new light
On our journey next life we'll find
There's no rewind the future is kind so I'll
Divine time

A solar orbiting daze
There's a space in my mind
That gravity can't find
As we travel through space
With the human race
We'll see Earth is not fine
All her water has dried
Healthy animals died
And I want to rewind

Nature listen to her
To every creature she gave birth
We should listen to Earth
On our life search
Her birds try to fly next to bombs in the sky
Nuclear submarines near fish trying to swim
Why? Is she questioning time?
It's her time to rhyme with time she cannot find
She wants to stay alive
Nature listen to Earth
Let her give birth

A new way rhyme
Rhyme with time, divine, we all want to feel fine,
From the morning sunrise, till the moon comes alive
On our journey this time, we'll find, that everything begins to rhyme
And Earth is still learning to fly

— Rohan Bader


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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