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.
I watch the world and see the shining sun and feel the warmth of the sky the birds and trees sing the chorus of nature with the breeze I watch the world at sunset, there is laughter and a bountiful feast as the sun leaves to keep sharing it’s warmth I watch the world as I open my eyes I realize it was just a dream I watch the world and see people living with only deathperation and fear will the next bomb strike near?
— Grace Mahony
All Poems Submitted to the Contest