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.
Fury's End Ambitious kindled thousand destructions Such fleeting memory of creation Eyes turn blind from the devastating anger Heart numbs to the society's horror Chaos dwells on the corrupted dreamer Shrouded by its greed and hypocrisy Illuminating angst, still it glimmers For the heart have no chance of piety Will the bleak future turns cold just as fast? Much as the forlorn rose lose its beauty Or will the world consume the hatred's past As budding fury froze the society It's for you mankind the distant future Your actions will carve destiny so pure
— Sherwin Navarro
All Poems Submitted to the Contest