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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.

"Love Over the World"

I met this lady on my way,
she asked me for a favor in a single way,
asked me to write her a silent song,
but recently I feel something is wrong,
because I can't be silent like this for long,
if given the mic, I cant let go,
hold it close to my mouth till the last line drops
she only wanted it 4 her son,
to bring peace in her house,
then i remembered of Kenya,
where in 2007 peace didn't last forever,
because the politicians  felt a bit clever,
and took the vote for their game,
but this is not the time to lay blames,
I have this magic pen to write,
please sir give me some rights,
freely let me preach it in white,
to brothers sisters and everyone alike,
lets join hands, fly the white Doves
its time we play life and forget those hatred games,
 from the east to the west,
 together as one,
All over the world,
 this is a message of love

— Emmanuel Chekumbe


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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