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.
Before the dawn Before the dawn The child weeping went to silence Before the dawn The ceiling of the night fall down Before the dawn I feel into a sleep On the breast of dew For a while I'm opening the door of heaven In my head There is an question standing Will hart stop beating Will soul fly away Or it will be standing near me Like an guardian Of the amazing castle The sky will still be blue The stars Will still decorate the dream Mine Yours Or just yours I'm opening the door of heaven In my head The is an question standing Is there some other door To open When I make the step Is there a new heaven for me Waiting or the night will crashed all my dreams
— Anjicka Balaz
All Poems Submitted to the Contest