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.
No longer at peace Some came running, While cheering for victory, Some came crying, As they lost the rivalry, Some came crawling, As they could no longer walk, Few came bleeding, And many did not come back. The mourning never stopped, Instead continued day and night, The wounds never healed, Obtained from the yesterday's fight, The wife became widowed, As his husband was dead and gone, The nation depilated, And its people were no longer one. Things have fallen apart, And we are no longer at peace, Hatred has topped the chart, And love is the bottom seed, Blood has watered the garden, And dreams have shuttered away, Let's bury our past burden, Let's bury it today.
— Kidobama TheActivist (Jasper Sabuni)
All Poems Submitted to the Contest