Langston Hughes

Langston Hughes

Where is the Peace?

Sometimes it’s hard to find……

In the cold of winter, the dryness of our rainy season, or whatever you are experiencing in your part of the world, the dream of a peaceful world can seem distant.

Don’t forget poet Langston Hughes’ call to hold on:


Hold fast to dreams
For if dreams die
Life is a broken-winged bird
That cannot fly.
Hold fast to dreams
For when dreams go
Life is a barren field
Frozen with snow.      

~Langston Hughes

You can listen an audio recording of Langston Hughe’s poem here.

 WAP2013AudreyMerlihanTell us about your dreams for Peace!  

The deadline for this year’s What About Peace? contest is fast approaching .  February 17th is the last day for submissions to reach us!

 If you are 14-20 years old tell us how YOU answer this question. What are your dreams for peace?

Write a poem, tell a story, share your opinion in a perfectly crafted essay or send us a photo, painting or graphic. Your own creativity is the only limitation (that and the submitters age and artwork size guidelines, of course).

Yes, there are prizes! Prizes will be given in two categories – written and visual with a grand prize of $1000 for the best overall.

February 17th will be the last day we can accept your submission so don’t wait. Enter today, and spread the word on Facebook and Twitter, thanks!

Hold on you to your dreams. Our future depends on young people’s commitment to the dream of a peaceful world.