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.
It has always been a passion of mine, The time has never been right, I have kept the fire burning over time, Since coming of age, i have lost sight, I need an aswer as to why, Why i cant love my neighbor, I cant lend him a shoulder to cry, Where did i get this behavior, I believe you and i can do better, Change belongs to you and I, Maybe i am just a dreamer, But.... The future belongs to you and I, With hope we can envision peace, With determination we can deliver peace.
— Eric Monda
All Poems Submitted to the Contest