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.
Heartbroken, darkness what I see Tears of sadness of people shadows on the wall Nobody to talk to, screaming for help, no one listen It painful seeing people suffer of lost Bodies melted on objects that you will not imagine The sky turns light to darkness like the underground fire Clothes turns to skin, the burn of Hot boiled Steam Babies without parents crying for help but Mommy is not There to save them Lost families that God has taken them to his kingdom Now, is the time to fade away the past and let God Help us get through rough recall.
— Ivandra Felix
All Poems Submitted to the Contest