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.
Peacemaker Who can be the peacemaker Keeping us content, Calming all our differences With harmonious intent? Who can solves all crises And end the lasting struggle, Preserving calm tranquility Preventing future trouble? Is there such a person For I would come to know, That with her mere existence A peaceful calm would grow People in agreement Disputes forever waned, Knowing that hostilities Would not be seen again Truly, we must wonder If quarrels can ever end Can we be the peacemakers With the means to send Our message to all people To seek and find a way To communicate and listen, And find peace, day by day
— Julie A. Dickson
All Poems Submitted to the Contest