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.
Peace begins within Beginning within, exuding all around An inner contentment built from the journey of survival A call from the heart Prosperity Equality Absence of conflict Comfortable living Establishment of relationships Peace Empowerment of the truest kind A longing deep inside Calling all the masses Everyone, let’s live in love From oneself the testimony is From the environment a need it is Harmony emerge
— Thandiwe Louise Matavire
All Poems Submitted to the Contest