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 knew the plane I was coming from, Flied far from near, I knew all the happiness below, Would turn to hate and fear As I dropped slowly to the ground below, The end was coming near, I would soon become ground zero, I was going to hit like a spear, Down, down, down below, I still have some time before I blow, Little did the people know, They were up for quite a show, As I reach my target, blinding lights are glown, I have yet to realize, That I’ve already blown Thousands of people die while shocked, More painful that being shot, Whatever’s within a 3 mile radius, Dies on spot Millions of people dead, Billions of people dread, We will not forget this day August 6-9, 1945 never replay
— Daniel Celis
All Poems Submitted to the Contest