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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 for Me, Peace for the World

Everyone wants world peace
Old or young, it doesn’t matter
That is a beautiful idea, it’s seen as a fantasy
But I believe otherwise

There will be peace
Peace in which:
Guns will be no more,
Bombs will be no more,
Hate will be no more,
Racism will be no more,
Violence will be no more,
All this will be forgotten,
All that will be things of the past
In that world, the world at peace

There will also be abundance,
Abundance of love
Abundance of joy and happiness,
All of those things and more
At peace, we will be
Just as the hammock sways under the trees

This will be true in a near future
That is right, there will be peace
Peace for me, peace for the world
That is the future I see
The future for you and me

— Ximena Bringas


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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