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.
WHAT IF I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD What if the sky were falling, I would stop and catch it ALIVE. What if a toy came alive..I would talk to it. What if I could fly, I would be a super hero. What if I could save the world from bombs and weapons, then everyone would love me. What if I could stop running then the hole world would s l o w d o w n. What if I could jump high to the moon, then I would see aliens passing by. What if I could help other people then I would be famous. What if I felt sad...I hope someone would help me
— Michael Grullon
All Poems Submitted to the Contest