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.
"Answers I seek" Our world has seen many wars.... So many innocent lost their lives.... Can we ever heal battle scars? What is needed to bring evil leader/s demise? When will civilization of peace rise? Love, compassion & tolerance be sowed as seed. An eye for an eye should not be the price? How many more have to die for someone's ambition & greed? Where will punishing the impeccant lead? Who is to prove what is right or wrong? Bring harm to others is a dangerous thought indeed. Unity can only make us strong! Let us take each others side, Let's bring out the heart's goodness hidden deep inside.
— Sri Kriti
All Poems Submitted to the Contest