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.
"Soul to Take" Dementis bound I'm just lookin' for solid ground Death is a cloud hangin' takin' in things I'll never see again Left my aquatic home left everything I've every known behind gave my name to them where the green grass grows and the water flows I've sailed my town nothing much is still around Death is a train coming and it won't stop 'till we're underground And when we've been forgotten our echoes whisper in the breeze, headed east... We all fall the victims of ourselves give my life inside the slaughterhouse if I die before I wake, I pray 私の人々を守れ
— Giancarlo Frank & Corey Garcia
All Poems Submitted to the Contest