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.
Fall Out NO, you will not have my child Just say, NO. I will not be convinced by the rampant hunger of government, the devourer of souls for cannon fodder... NO, I will not stand, a zombie in lock step a unrepentant ghoul entranced watching, as you turn innocence... to join with the minions of destruction. I will not plan to kill. I will not live to hate. NO, you will not have my child. Death may come, as Death will, But, I will not be conned by the powers that be. Death will not find me or mine willing victims of this plague of violence. The energy of me and mine will plan to live and die in the light of peace.
— Debbie Guzzi
All Poems Submitted to the Contest