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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.


This world needs peace.
There should be love instead of hate
There should be kindness
Instead of meanness
No one should be ignored or hated on 
Because of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation
It is wrong.
This world would be a better place
If there was peace 
Peace helps us become better people
Make new friends
Become mature and live a great life
There should be no wars or fights
This world needs peace.

— Nicole Schweit


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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