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.
Peace Peace?! I think I heard this word before... Peace?! Yeah... I know it It is so simple to define... Peace?! Don't worry I am telling you... Peace?!! Of course I know what is peace! I heard this word all my life and it is so simple to define!! Peace?! Iam listening it from every one... Ohhh just right., even at the moment... Every single thing is saying:Peace! Peace!Peace! I can hear the voices screaming: Peace! Peace! Peace! I can see the poster written: Peace! Peace! Peace I can read the 100 page books of: Peace! Peace! Peace! But why I still can't define it? Why it is difficult to explain? Why i can't feel Peace? Why? Why! why? May be it is because there is no place where a heart is saying PEACE!
— Nazanin Qaumi
All Poems Submitted to the Contest