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.
Life, death, the unconscious, unaware pain, suffering, loss, the uncertainty the light, the flash, the unknown darkness, alive but not quite living, the burden, the heartache of destruction. Unreal, surreal, yet the dead still departed, the day burns in one's mind, like a dark memory, thought the world stopped, unanswered prayers, the aftermath, will breaking, strength restricting, never ending, let this day of terror not repeat , let it not repeat.
— Amber Fernandez
All Poems Submitted to the Contest