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.
I Am Who I Choose To Be Today I choose to be peaceful I choose to be happy I choose to be calm I choose to be healthy I choose to be compassionate I choose to be free I choose to love myself completely and be kind to others regardless of what my situation may be. I choose to hug a tree and thank it for giving me life, Today I choose to forgive my enemy. I am as powerful as the ocean.
— Reasmeiy Angkor
All Poems Submitted to the Contest