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 Note ...note from the Past All the Peace is gone Oh! What have I become It's dark, I'm staggering, No light for me to see Have I lost it all, Cos all I see is war Correct me if i'm wrong, but all the peace is gone From the eyes of the little baby From the hands of a fallen army A press man's got blood on his diary Correct me if i'm wrong, but all the peace is gone ...note from the Future The breaking of a dawn, It's pretty on the shore Sunlight is appearing, Oh! What a gathering This is want I want, Not too much to ask for I can now rejoice, All the peace is come To the eyes of a little baby Into the hands of a friendly rivalry A father's got hugs for his new born son I can now rejoice, All the peace is come
— Nubi Kayode Damilare
All Poems Submitted to the Contest