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 is something we all want. No wars, bomb, or missles to fire. Just the loving friends and family you admire. The scariest thing to be in the middle of a war. The survivors of the atomic bomb, hurt and sore.I can't imagine that, attacked by a bomb only seeing a flash of light. pitch black,blind as a dark night. I still wish that everybody believed in peace and believed in each other. Especially family, brother, sister, or mother.
— Zhane Constantino
All Poems Submitted to the Contest