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.
Wind of Peace young and patriotic soldiers continuously fight and die in wars, but the schemers of the war fail to tell them of their selfish intents and aims victors are happy with damages unleashed on their victims whereas the vanquished in the pool of their own blood agitate for another war truly, war gives no room to forgiveness and forgetfulness rather a reference point of pain now let the wind of peace blow...... blow over the scarred hearts silently dying in their closets let it blow... blow over the traumatized minds seeming beyond repairs let it blow... blow to lull the lost souls still restless in their catacombs let it blow... blow to unearth the landmines and make the grounds safe play for kids let it blow.. blow to drop down hanging pictures of pain long time held in homes let it blow... blow to calm the boiling blood still believing in the Hammurabi's code let it blow... blow to settle the sands on the plains of Hiroshima and Nagasaki let it blow... and drop all the withered leaves for a fresh beginning of greenness for the hour of peace is Now!
— Adjei Adjei-Baah
All Poems Submitted to the Contest