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 tent that was Miles of tunnels have been dug To unearth the riches of the land, To stir the stagnant ponds Where The new tent stands to commemorate The Tent That Was In the raggedly hollowed tent, now, The wise mind that was Is Torn into wretched fragments, Each splitting up into More minute ones To show that of few, many is made That of many, much more is begotten, All working to solidify The tent that was.
— Mohammed Hashas
All Poems Submitted to the Contest