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.
WHAT IF I CAN CHANGE THE WORLD What if I can free the world of weapons and destruction? What if I could protect nature? What if I could recycle, especially for the environment? What if I could build more parks, libraries and homes? What if I could help people with heavy burdens? What if I could save the earth and her nature? What if I can make things less expensive for the poor? What if could stop people from threatening? What if could help people in power to understand the message; "peace on earth".
— Brianna Perez
All Poems Submitted to the Contest