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.
Until Time paused a moment imploded, the shuddering tremor, rippled in dramatic light silence came with pain, fallen boughs new sown seeds, growth blemished in bark reaching skyward with gentle leaves, the tree had not forgotten yet learned from it's birth never to touch that light or feel that moment again. Kyochikuto/Oleander from chugoku to the ota nothing remained upon the debris strewn red earth, in the silence that came with time, shoots with elliptic leaves to five bright petals, vivid signal that, survival is the future that through resilience we find a peace and learn that for no other reason it should never happen again.
— Chris Lawrence
All Poems Submitted to the Contest