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.
Unexpectedly Painful terror surrounding us A horrendous river flowing, Soon to be a pool of broken dreams And silent goodbyes, Hell was upon us A glorious light that came uninvited , With thousands of unexpected surprises Things that can never be unseen, Things you can’t forget from night to dawn The pain it came building up Did I awaken? Pitch black darkness that you couldn’t run away from. When was it going to end Our beloved ones now looking down on us Few lost, few found Dreadful days, dreadful nights Yelling, tears, kisses, whishes, whispers, touches, that will never be felt or heard ever again When was this going to end...
— Vivian Delgado
All Poems Submitted to the Contest