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 Peace is what we need now Cruelty is not Everyone should make this avow Right on the spot War doesn’t lead to anything It just destroys everything Fighting fire with fire creates a bigger fire Causing our lives to fill with dire We know this is true, but we still do this That thought falls into an abyss When we remember, it’s too late The damage has been done, it’s our fate We can never forget If we do, it’s something we will regret Mark my words It will be heard Though we can’t change society This should be our number one priority To keep peace alive To have peace thrive noted - thank you
— Farhat Chowdhury
All Poems Submitted to the Contest