Samuel, aged 13

Our work for peace must begin within the private world of each one of us. To build a world without fear, we must be without fear. To build a world of justice, we must be just. – Dag Hammarskjöld

To build a world

Imagine a world

In this world
There are many things
Justice?
Fairness?
Respect?

In this world
There are many things
Fear?
Hate?
Suffering?

In this world
There are many things
Happiness?
Love?
Joy?

Imagine this world
In this world
There are many things
Whether we want them or not
They are there
Put there by the builders

The builders who
Share the qualities of the world built
Fortunately
Unfortunately
It does not matter
The qualities are there

Imagine a world
Built by us

For this world to have justice
We must be just

For this world to be without fear
We must be without fear

For this world to have happiness
We must be happy

For this world to be fair
We must be fair

Imagine this world
Built by us

This world has justice
This world is without fear
This world has happiness
This world is fair

Imagine this world

Let us
The builders
Try to make this world

Our world

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Sharing entires to the United Nations Peace Essay competitions run by the Information Service in Geneva in 2011
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