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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 are mortals, of the highest evolutionary or created order.

We seek mortality for ourselves and our own, in peace and security and
 happiness's to abound.

We, our own selves in this endeavour, seek also in fear or greed and want
 simply want to, without a just cause, do rise upon others, seeking the
 same, and yet leaving us alone!

In this stance and in this way, we destroy the peace and begin to anilate
 the peace and trust.

That already done, as history has shown, peace and trust removed from
 within our souls!

The faultless and the most peaceful of all, can see the need to be armed
 and on guard!

So who now speak of disarmaments for peace?  The colonialists have no leg
 left to stand on!

Peace is achieved, by not disarmaments, but by building trust and securing
 trust again, so weapons lay sharpened and ready, to purely deter and defend,
  an act that can stop all dog eat dog wars.

People need to learn right from wrong, that is what their big brain is for,
 and no it is not about who has power and who is in charge, this is and has
  laid the problem of injustices and actions of and for war!

Poor educator and philosophers have led the shows of war, in history,
 philosophy and jurisprudence and well!

The success of our sciences, shows accurate observation and truth, the state
 of our governances the poverty of thought or hidden animal alpha male agenda's be
 they democracies, autocracies, oligarchies, and even theocracies which God defame.

The problem is us as people, our inflexibilities and choices we make, and what we
 have is what we have really chosen for ourselves and others less able around!
It's all talk, around a very big table, simply choose peace and treat people as
 people, you cannot go much wrong!

— Mr. Jogga Singh Teidy


All Poems Submitted to the Contest


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