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.
Millions of bloodshed, thousands of hearts shattered Possessions of humanity ran away from their hands as crimson colored wine When we all shouldâve stayed united, please never again let hate overcome our minds The result? Black clouds of frustration and sorrow Son of Dawn, that Lucifer, jumps for joy as if spreading the demon within their minds and souls Holy angels unleashed to lead these good spirits to a better path Everything is over, suffering's done The lives they could've lived, the lives they can't live Those minds didn't hold pure sanity or feeling for the hearts that stopped beating Revenge; This hateful emotion bursting through a nuclear splash How quickly lives slipped out of many hands in a matter of seconds Literal flash blinding pupils Lost, unaware like a poor child trying to find his birth mother All danger racing around but only a breathing body can surely know the horror
— Katherine Cunalata
All Poems Submitted to the Contest