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.
The Horrible Day August 6th.. A day of infamy in my country My sister and I were survivors We were lucky enough to have some shelter If not we have hell to enter I lost my family My cousins And my mother and my father They whom were my mentors And until this day i remember what a horrible day The day of August 6th I will remember through my whole life I lost many of my friends Many in which met lifes end I am the person that will spend Most of the time missing my friends
— Phillip Georgiou
All Poems Submitted to the Contest