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.
Attempting Freedom Free to be an owl- Nightmarish clues at dawn- The sunrise' death distorting A kind and lonely soul. Free to kill for hunger In moonlight's smiling poison. The lasting dream re-occurring A hummingbird in prison. Free to be mysterious- Lethal games with mice. Repulsing limbs accusing The need to throw the dice. The blinds are shut forever, Maternal instincts cry. Free to kill the echo... The bird will ever fly?
— Iolanda Scripca
All Poems Submitted to the Contest