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.
The Aftermath I didn't see it crumble But I heard the rumble My eyes filled with tears My heart sinked in my fears Seeing men laid to rest As the sun set in the West. I wonder, why so much pain? For little or no gain. Yet, I see a new world Come from these daughters and sons where all hostilities shall cease. Love shall be the password Joyous shall be their songs And everyone shall be in perfect peace
— Ayobayo J. Babade
All Poems Submitted to the Contest