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.
What we want peace to be like Let there be peace to the world Let there be peace and never war We want to hear laughter And see beautiful smiles We want our friends and family To have everyday a great day War means nothing to us, it will Soon fade away But peace will always stay the same Violence is never the answer War is never a solution to problems We all want peace and freedom We all want to feel like we live In a perfect society Will that ever happen? Who knows, as long as every living thing on earth is peaceful, Nothing can break that apart.
— Alexandra Vassiliou
All Poems Submitted to the Contest