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.
Uniting Nation a thousand borders formed and unformed. a thousand nations springing up like wildflowers. springing up like wild, no, spot fires. they're extinguished from above. but some get away. running up the hill 'til they wear themselves out. made and unmade. the light of recognition casting the longest shadow. beautiful light, but fleeting. a thousand people. material and immaterial. extinguished from above. but some get away.
All Poems Submitted to the Contest