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.
Conquered It’s like a beast watching your every move Everything‘s gone Everything from your life; withdrawn With all that there’s left there’s nothing to remove Just because of Pearl Harbor we had to countermove All your emotions are locked up in cages waiting to break out like cons Your eyes create a pool of tears and on your cheeks they fall upon Everything’s such a long, rough road that nothing can make it smooth That big silhouette, the atomic bomb, is a dictator who controls c Isolated in the middle of everything; the center of attention Let you have wings to fly free above all this smoke As for all the lives that were taken let them live in our hearts as souls Your family member’s names hurt too much to mention Barricaded in a nightmare wishing you awoke
— Jaylene Delgado
All Poems Submitted to the Contest