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.
War No More I can’t imagine the horror of that day Terror and devastation everywhere I don’t know what to say How could you not care? Fire and ashes fell that day Cries filled the air Little children couldn’t find their way Such horrible things after that white glare War shouldn’t be the answer It doesn’t solve a thing It’s just as deadly as cancer Let the bells of peace ring We are all part of the same race That’s the human race!
— Jessica Puliafico
All Poems Submitted to the Contest