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.
That was a harsh sigh heard at the marsh of a battle between black wolves and the white cattle rising out to the gray sky the ashes of war today still running through the air God and devil playin' truth or dare and dead bodies left far away sun is hiding somewhere high breeze of a wet-dust is smelt again here she cries "it's not the rain, tears of the sun, that means why"
— Mehrdad Mazari
All Poems Submitted to the Contest