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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.

How would you like a world where:

War and violence was the only way for a resolution?

You have to worry about being bombed?

You’re not sure if you and your family are safe?

All you hear are bombs dropping and gunshots?

War is not the solution

Neither is violence

They just have cause a fission

So why deny this?

A world without war

Would be a world without flaw,

Without problems anymore.

That was the world I once saw.

This was the world they once had

Before the nuclear bombs dropped

And whipped most of them out; it was bad

They lost their mommies

They lost their daddies

They lost their siblings

Their biggest dream is just world peace

That is what they yearn

That is what they’ll fight for until the end

How hard can it be to just have world peace?

— Brianna Dendy


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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