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.
Inferno and Hope As the sky turns gray My eyes see an inferno Stricken by the blast Shadow of death looms Inevitable it seems My future is bleak Hope resurfaces After suffering and pain Life is a treasure The sun shines today 1,000 cranes symbolize Miracles and peace
— Noemie Banaga
All Poems Submitted to the Contest