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.
WE CRY FOR PEACE (The world cries for LOVE) The world is torn apart Peace is so evasive Lost is hope; love is Astray in this maddened world A world of ruthlessness and inequity A world of forgotten peace and unity. A world needs a heart that throbs for peace a heart that beats not of hatred but of love divine a mind that thinks nothing but goodwill to mankind. Why don't we give this world a chance? A chance for us to live with peace Peace that would give every child A breathes of freedom without distress Freedom to let them taste a life of full of dreams and space. We cry for a peaceful world the world cries for our love untold.
— Yam Padua
All Poems Submitted to the Contest