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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.

WE CRY FOR PEACE (The world cries for LOVE)

The world is torn apart
Peace is so evasive
Lost is hope; love is
Astray in this maddened world
A world of ruthlessness and inequity
A world of forgotten peace and unity.

A world needs a heart
that throbs for peace
a heart that beats
not of hatred but of love divine
a mind that thinks nothing
but goodwill to mankind.

Why don't we give this world a chance?
A chance for us to live with peace
Peace that would give every child
A breathes of freedom without distress
Freedom to let them taste
a life of full of dreams and space.

We cry for a peaceful world
the world cries for our love untold.

— Yam Padua


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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