2019 Peace Day Essays/Poetry

/2019 Peace Day Essays/Poetry

Winner 2019 Peace Day by Emmanuelle G. from France in Virginia Costigan’s Chicago cluster

Where Peace is Found On a morning of tense stillness, As every day has to be won, Gazing at dawn, small and clueless, Humans wondered where Peace had gone. Like a story, never yet heard, Echos of hope still to be found, They seeked the calmness of this word From upper space to underground. But [...]

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Runner Up: 2019 Peace Day by Camila M. from El Salvador in Marcene Sherilla’s NY cluster

What Remains in the Ashes of the Past? I was afraid the other night It came to my mind, with no reason, tons of things Some of them were things that already had happened, Others, things that were happening And others even worse, were things that probably could happen… And then, the outside commentaries about [...]

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2019 Peace Day by Lisa G. from Germany in Sonja Young’s CT cluster

International Day of Peace Peace - One word, five letters, millions of different definitions, and even more ways for YOU to bring a little bit more peace into our world. According to former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon Peace “must be nurtured through the (...) capacities of every man and woman”. You don’t have to [...]

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2019 Peace Day by Jasmine B. from South Africa in Christine Connally’s MD cluster

Peace An illusion as thick as the makeup she puts on every morning. Our idea of it as shallow as an Instagram feed, filled only with smiles and filters. Such happy faces, hiding so many tears. Peace The absence of fears. Fears born from the realization that life is a minefield of wrong decisions waiting [...]

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2019 Peace Day by Rozenzia D. from Namibia in Vicki Weir’s NJ cluster

Peace What is peace? Everyone has their own definition of peace. It varies from person to person, culture as well as religion. According to the dictionary, peace (noun) is described as the following: 1. Freedom from disturbance; tranquility. 2. A state or period in which there is no war or a war has ended. Ever [...]

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2019 Peace Day by Liraz Z. from Israel in Ariel Rubin’s Washington, DC cluster

Peace Day Contest When two toddlers run towards each other because they are so happy to see their friend and don't notice each other's color. When two elementary students do their homework together and won't be bothered by the other friend's expensive shoes. When girls are doing whatever they want, and it won't be too [...]

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2019 Peace Day by Vanessa H. from Germany in Laura Mauger’s CO cluster

Peace A memorial at the cemetery reads "rest in peace," but what does this mean? Did this person live in peace, or is it just the end of their time? We are living in a world with violence and fighting, though we don't talk about it. We restrain our fears and their existence. We may [...]

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2019 Peace Day by Ellinor A. from Sweden in Lois Whipple’s NJ cluster

Peace It’s hard. I know it is. You must know it is. Making peace with yourself. I think it has to start there, with yourself, before you can pass it on. I used to be so anxious, so upset, so unsure. So, so tired. Like no matter what choice I made it was the wrong [...]

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