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.
MAKE PEACE A LAW Let the racial rage ease And let the noisy wave of war freeze Let the scientific atrocities cease And let peace flow like a stiff breeze War is massive terror and destruction on rampage Which remain glowing embers embedded in a survivors heart Wondering how his dream book had this horrifying page Where a huge boom throws man and his destiny apart The vanquished languish in anguish for eternity Bleeding with pain and terror that sucks them dry Breeding in their hearts a hive of enmity With a wish to extinguish the fire that made his land cry War is the greatest human flaw Kill it and make PEACE a universal law.
— Ameza Selorm
All Poems Submitted to the Contest