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.
A bomb, flew out of the airplane and fell in front of me. At the time I didn't know what it was. There was an intense flash and everything had vanished. I awoke, feeling no pain, But was bruised all over. I had stayed there on the street for 4 nights and 5 days. While wondering if I'd get out, I saw my parents. Looking back now, I am thankful, I have survived this horrible attack
— Marwa Elnagar
All Poems Submitted to the Contest