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.
Thou dove with the olive branch Thou who is nor black, nor white, nor pink, nor yellow, nor tanned Thou who is without territory Thou who is without creed Thou who is humanity itself Thou who brings a smile to the sad Thou who could make the living-dead laugh with joy Thou we seek in the East Thou we seek in the West Thou we seek in the South Thou we seek in the North The present though gloomy The future with you is bright The past though moody The future with you is light Thou dove with the olive branch Thou we seek now Thou we seek in our future
— Mariam Ibrahim
All Poems Submitted to the Contest