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.
When light is dark scorched we all fall down descend, decay burn and sear tears hot blood tissue elastic exposed ghosts in memories age cannot cleanse words cannot swallow experience cannot pretend crime reveals the human hea/urt studious, meticulous in devastation churning fetus delicate chrysalis rain forest, rain bows for whom- savage the new civilized?
— Neelima P
All Poems Submitted to the Contest