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.
They saw the Light They saw the Light And were seen never again Yet we continue to fight And blinded we remain In those eyes we refuse to meet Find we won't a droplet of tear Just a reflection not so sweet Spitting at their shadow on the sidewalk of fear
— Kanako Mabuchi
All Poems Submitted to the Contest