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 I stopped praying for world peace I stopped praying for the abandoned planet I stopped praying for the people sho suffer from wars I stopped praying for the disarmament of the "strong" I pray for ?ou! I pray to stop fighting my own self I pray never to abandon my being, my wants and all that belongs to me since before my birth until eternity. I pray that my eyes be wide open to see, evaluate and appreciate everything that happens around me. I pray to have the ability to smile and love. I pray with the one and only prayer that has no religion, no language, no color but a unique divine power. I pray for You! Pray for all these for me too and peace will no longer a white dove. Peace will be You and Me!
— Clairie Chatzigianni
All Poems Submitted to the Contest