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 am hurt but I feel no pain I am lost no where to be found I am scared not knowing what lies ahead I am helped, by people who care I am loved, by people who understand I am blessed, by prayer Because I am alive, I am unstoppable Because I am alive, I am faithful Because I am alive, I am brave Because I survived, I am strong
— Biuma Kalala
All Poems Submitted to the Contest