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.
Tell me ..... WHEN ? Never forget the day stopped turning When people showed there most ugly face Silence appeared Like a blanket of lace Never forget the day the sun stopped shining As coldness arrived in a hatefull way When darkness appeared On that terrifying day Mankind showed who we we realy seem to be By destroying human beings of there own When emptyness appeared And children stopped growing Never forget that we can turn this world around So we can respect ourselves again The biggest question appeares When do we realy learn, tell me WHEN ???
— Martin Rijntjes
All Poems Submitted to the Contest