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.
How would you like a world where: War and violence was the only way for a resolution? You have to worry about being bombed? You’re not sure if you and your family are safe? All you hear are bombs dropping and gunshots? War is not the solution Neither is violence They just have cause a fission So why deny this? A world without war Would be a world without flaw, Without problems anymore. That was the world I once saw. This was the world they once had Before the nuclear bombs dropped And whipped most of them out; it was bad They lost their mommies They lost their daddies They lost their siblings Their biggest dream is just world peace That is what they yearn That is what they’ll fight for until the end How hard can it be to just have world peace?
— Brianna Dendy
All Poems Submitted to the Contest