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 Scarlet, rain down clouds sheathed white lay she relieved souls,bearing down battered bodies,unmourned, decay by the dying trees Reek of the stench, did she vile, pungent, toxic rear heads ugly, as did interpretations gothic In better times, a muse to the prolific hapless she now lay chained with vicious ties of angst and quest her feeble whispers dying away in the din of agonized shrieks 'bequest I, peace to thee who seeks within' 'beseech thee, I do - Let peace be, let peace be , let peace be...'
— Sarita Chitrapu
All Poems Submitted to the Contest