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.
what did you do in the war dad fire a rifle or drop a bomb sail a ship Drive a truck or a tank did you ever kill anyone dad did you ever kill anyone did you ever take a bayonet dad and fix it to a gun charge the enemy like a hero did you ever kill anyone dad did you ever kill anyone did you fight them toe to toe dad in the streets from home to home or wrestle for life and victory did you ever kill anyone dad did you did you ever kill anyone
— Jim Bennett
All Poems Submitted to the Contest