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.
happy day to die amid man's and planet's ruins ascending from Hell starshine uncontained potent messaging released cackles through airwaves March of novelty sad kabuki metaphor drowns in destruction Not with a Bang Stillness. calm light through bare-branch silhouettes. Ice, frozen in time sparkles, gives no reasons. Still. Cold. Nature cycles. Out on the battlefield of man brutal bleeding shattering of bones and dreams too loud and crazed to be heard reverberates in shattered brains. Once a molten planet shot out of star stuff gestated plains and seas, rocky terrain. Spinning so merrily, with no idea of sadness, spiraling cycles set into motion. In crystal stillness frozen tears break and fall slowly, silently, into time knowing not what we have wrought. Unite Song It's not about black or white might is right fuel to fight It's not about East or West who's the best forget the rest It's about me and you, if we choose, what we can do
— Laurie Corzett
All Poems Submitted to the Contest