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.
We Can Only Imagine We can only imagine How it must have been To be where they were That moment, That place We can only imagine What it must have felt like To lose all that is dear In a flash, In a bang We can only imagine How they found the will To keep on living Through the ashes, Through the tears We can only imagine What they thought as they tried To find an answer to the questions Why, How "We Can Only Imagine" And this is how it should stay For now Forever
— Soubsakul "Virile" Chittangsomboon
All Poems Submitted to the Contest