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.
IN TIMES OF PEACE Good called on the tempests of Zeus to declare war against Evil. Like a wild beast it rose up to kill evil and from the heights of the Heavens to exterminate it... to flatten it with the roar and power of thunderbolts. Evil died... entered the ground the garbage of earth gave it a soul. It raised its head... stood up straight reentered the world in a driving rain. Those were you see times of peace. Good lived on intoxicated wearing the laurels of triumph and the tuxedo of justice. It gave evil a pardon in the name of the coexistence of nations and ideas. Wars and tempests were forgotten and the thunderbolts and as in the beginning lived together again in the name of Peace so in a while war starts all over again from the beginning.
— Ilias Foukis
All Poems Submitted to the Contest