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.
Explosion Affected Reflection Blasted into a wasteland, behind an old torn photo Father silently weeps for what were once his people their voices and love forsaken while Mother has grown old torn in recollection with grief her children’s young kisses still innocent upon her cheek; memorizing, unborn babies hear exploding bombs as yet she stares, despondent, out the broken window, in remembrance for peace.
— Helle van Aardeberg
All Poems Submitted to the Contest