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.
Hope and Remember A huge, dark cloud covers the sky. Darts of fire aim towards the land filled with innocent men, women and, children. Piercing screams and desperate cries roam the city of darkness. The madness finally comes to an end. The city now silent. A little girl covered in ashes sits on a damaged step, hoping for peace to be once again restored hoping that yesterday would never repeat itself again. The image of the huge dark clouds and darts of fire are forever embedded in the little girl’s mind. She carried on her belief... ‘May we forever live in peace.’
— Tiffany Ting
All Poems Submitted to the Contest