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.
FLY SHY BUTTERFLY He was a shy butterfly... Lover of life. One day when he was trying to fly a bomb has fallen into his heart. It was a good idea to live with the bomb in his heart, without hurting anyone... But he had just twenty four hours. He flied in a long distance, for not killing some other hearts with the explosion. Found himself in a dark grey sky. Exploded. His heart is gone. Now he is flying more high... Fly shy butterfly, fly. Without your heart you can’t be shy...
— Baris Kiralioglu
All Poems Submitted to the Contest