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 feel something shaking Then the glass tumbled from the table I look out the window Bloody eyes and swollen faces I watch people lay there dying in sorrow Shaking nonstop wishing this will all end Minutes turn into hours, Hours turn into day I sat there watching my mom and dad die All I have is me, myself, and I
— Ronece Pringle
All Poems Submitted to the Contest