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.
JOURNEY OF MY SOUL It is very good to have a name I know what you want is fame Imagine suffering to attain your aim Why don't you kill yourself to end this pain Rivers stretch, streams flow whiles the sea rolls Buildings collapse, waters dry up whiles human die Virginity is lost, honor goes whiles beauty fades Talents determines, ability decides whiles assurance questions When a song end, music still goes on When a cloud gather, rain falls When a night falls, a day rises. When a covenant is broken, mistrust and hatred begins... But we as long as there is life, there is hope. We will never give up... let's give peace a chance...
— Joseph Keteku
All Poems Submitted to the Contest