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.
In a blink of an eye Families were pinned down under houses In the midst of flame Bodies of the innocent turned into corpses Blooming lights and vanishing lives The skies turn black and cities flood with ashes Painful screams and endless tears Crying for mercy and praying for humanity Fatally burnt and fatally injured Hundreds of citizens left speechless Dried up souls and lives taken in an instant Massive destructions never forgotten
— Irene Hu
All Poems Submitted to the Contest