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.
The Rulerman words opens audio between walls of acoustic desrciption silence when the unsaid is returned when snakes bite each other's ends the squares the Rulerman measures have no area for us uncertain individuals humiliation is complete when characters have reached their final positions in a cubic totalitarian space ultimate control is just about right angles the diagonal is elaborated along the longest route standing straight means more and more less public downtrodden generally accepted legates being exchanged over the masses for protection is the necessary truth it hurts to see humans drugged with ideals add pain that nobody can measure just as much as sad tears is a rule for death the familycorn is as crisp as it feels on the fields a bitter almond burned in sugar the taste on heavy hosts tip while the spies X & Y sneak behind the puppets the only difference is the surroundings where the Bumblebee mystifies the wind deercolored straws bends before the same pherhaps the tranquility that should embrace life itself to ensure the craddle no way there and a new universe is only borned where it ends
— Bengt Jerker Anstrin
All Poems Submitted to the Contest