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.
Sad, scared, shocked I couldn't move All I saw ashes my school building Collapsed I was the luckiest 9 year old Thinking it was my time All I could do is cry, the saddest part I will yell for my mom And she never answered all I wanted Was for her call
— Channell Decastro
All Poems Submitted to the Contest