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.
GAEA 'S WRATH I protect deep under my dresses my children I walk on my toes not to be found hiding them I scream with bloodstained nails And I 'm howling for the dead The unfairly lost With wild yell halloo I to the full moon light Why in my damn blood Cain and Abel together Relentless twin sons sent me In the nights that I had quenched My thirst in cravings Violence and chastity how to align Instictive planted in the souls of my brood How to the goodness not to Be unjust if furiously Do I not defend it Fire tongues are spitting my eyes! I hate in deed, I The mother who gives birth! Infanticide Invaders will I slaughter Revenge, straight out of the ground Germinate I! The tender earnest virgin, in emergency Brutal courtesan, two-headed, rigorous am I, in punishing of those that They should give back to me Honour and reference...
— Chryssa Velissariou
All Poems Submitted to the Contest