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.
Where is the Prince of Peace ? Bundle of energy nicely bundled in a particle Wrought the peace of people into shattered pieces Ball of hatred fire never knew young and old Consumed city to ashes No difference in the rage of fire, whether it is a spark or explosion Kindle the Peace, engulf the small nation and big nation Fill our heart with forgiveness and remove iota of hatred Love is the only universal medicine and cure for all ill Invite the Prince of Peace, in the hearts , minds and souls Everyone on the earth are sojourners, Lets ignite Peace No difference in the power of peace, whether it is a spark or explosion What we sown that we reap Sow good seed and gather best fruits to share......................
— Arun Prasad Raja
All Poems Submitted to the Contest