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.
Sacrifice legend Pharisees landed in the dark night on half of freedom teared the ballad to bones on the walls of sand sculpture of Troya ash of wounds and condamn of heroes fall a season Homeland bit of piece raids the pain Sovereign remains except sorrow The dream is hiding behind the allegorical sunbeam And sufferings we count his days as mothers tears Jesus and Muhammad in postmodern theater warning death screech pending Life flowers not blooming even in Mecca, Jerusalem or Rome 2012 pierces the sky over Brussels and Vienna or Stockholm Mesikne Emperor of spider`s and pyramid`s Course humanity as a sleepy zombie Broken arm Angels in the purple inquisition Rewrite the beginning of the last statement The Messenger didn´t went in without return when delays into the sky Mother´s aquarelle love on the cradle and the sun leaves In the Bible we dont`t find keyword as verbs in the present Suffer in rumors Quran faint into the dusty windows Apostles silent centuries sulky face groaning fall and waking up in prayer and cry generation`s beliefs in the reception cage cats and dogs rewrite the human right`s Antichrist slobber in the old continent postmodern inquisition burn nations and people Blessings instead of curses hatch sunny day´s Oh Lord burn me all and turn the world in prosperity
— Bekim Tocani
All Poems Submitted to the Contest