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.
Is it unattainable by the way?!! Is peace unattainable by the way? Finding matching wavelengths.. Working on the possibilities... Implying strict rule of brotherhood Stewing of the soothing fragrance of tolerance Is it really unattainable...by the way?! The pattern of ubiquitous morale should spread every way If this moisture so sweet, goes impervious, Have we, the control over the disastrous catastrophe consuming our existence?! Is amity between hearts unattainable by the way?! Painting the scenarios of situations with love Gluing one soul to the other with oneness Global initiation of combining the roads of thoughts Carving beautiful relations....hand in hand.. Is it really unattainable...by the way?! This rotation and revolution goes on forever This discipline, if topples down... Have we, the reliance on life on this planet?! Is global oneness unattainable by the way?! Fighting the problems but not the fellow beings Lighting a flame of confidence and truth Youth and kids bouncing in joy Adults and older treasure smiling in content of life Is it really unattainable...by the way?! The life of this meadow....Need no blood but equilibrium If this status ruptures to the core, Have we, our names engraved on the air to breath?! Is good governance unattainable by the way? A world with safe homes An environment with healthy abodes Education and employment to the apt population Equity of justice above all malice Is it really unattainable...by the way?! The society has to prevail in any circumstance If this has to be curbed under terrorism Have we, the country in a pacified movement?! Is an empowered globe unattainable by the way? Respect in all walks of life Food which can make us forget the word called hunger Development in every path that’s right Health to flourish in every body’s might Is it really unattainable....by the way?! Peace has to take an open charge on every aspect anyway If this is shattered with blood shed and arms Have we, the pigeon flying above the horizon of the planet...so pure and white?!
— Vijaya Bhanu Kote
All Poems Submitted to the Contest