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.
WAR First: Someone decides to do it. Then; Everyone loves it. There are rules written, and unwritten rules given. IT is mangled flesh and twisted machines, when it is at its best. When it is at its worst it is annihilation. A word that is not often used, a word used to describe obliviation, and total destruction. A three letter word that is worst than any four letter word i have ever heard, and i have heard them all. Eye am not amused at WAR. Men dying for and against. With and without. In Power and without food. The best that can be said, We won the war. The worst was added, We lost.They are the winners. Disgrace to the human race is war. We still go in and fight.War. Life just can not be kept, Life must be given, swallowed up in death, Until the Victory is given. What is good about a war. The END of war is heaven.
— Charlax Hice
All Poems Submitted to the Contest