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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.


Why can't we have peace
Until expires our lives on lease
Its peace we seek through our sojourn on earth
And find it in our solitude in death

We have come to the awareness of freedom
Of taking it from others and building our kingdoms
But we still live in fear
Afraid that it may come apart or tear

It's never been the absence of war
Or conflicts that have become raw
It is to love and care
Though like silence, has become so rare

It is with hope, we live in peace
Till the world in peace

— Aifuwa Edosomwan


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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