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.
Perhaps One Day How can you live your life in dread? When in a single moment, Your loved ones are dead. Constantly looking at the sky With hands over your head. Pray to the gods that soon this will end. Perhaps one day, A hero will send Someone to stop The bombs that were dropped. Devastation. Heartache. Frustration. To heaven their souls will take. Perhaps one day the sun will shine again. Over the land of the rising sun.
— Christline Fernandez.
All Poems Submitted to the Contest