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 is the need for the world today Peace is the seed which makes our life bright and gay. Today we need peace along with brotherhood To cease wars in our vast neighbourhood. Today we need peace along with love They are the keys To unlock the cage of the white dove. Today we need peace along with grace To act as geese flying with freedo in the vast sky maze. Today we need peace along with zeal To freeze the unwanted cruel feel. Today we need peace along with sympathy To feel the pitiful breeze of the inhuman apathy. Peace is the need the world dreadfully needs today It is the feed for the wonderful life left astray.
— Bhooma Vikas
All Poems Submitted to the Contest