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.
A sudden thunderous bomb exploded Wicked and outrageous act unfolded An atmosphere of injustice and devastation exuded. Innocent lives have been wasted Physically and spiritually shattered An excruciating and traumatic adversity rooted. A prayer for healing and forgiveness Let love and respect radiates A converted life and relationship regenerates. An enunciation of diplomacy & peace Compassion and absolution dominates Aspiration synchronizes and revitalizes.
— Michelle G. Hernandez
All Poems Submitted to the Contest