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.
Freedom, with power for peace See what Freedom means being in the presence of boundless curiosity, to witness our spiritual riches within that life offers us. I believe that often we say the same thing in different ways - in different forms, with a different tone - For so is the life one sees the colors of others-not a thrush spreads wings over the orchid, another was torn down with head injuries. Fly like leaves flying to save the freedom to live ... I can give light where there is shadow enter the orbit of momentum and hope to never stopped driving force, always in the marathon of life, with power for peace, with freedom to remain in the illuminated compass that never errs. The Nobelist for Peace (To Mother Teresa) I bring flowers to your monument, For you can bless me with love. You're anywhere: O mother Teresa - Gonxhe Bojaxhi, Fighting selfishness, this spiritual illness was you father's will Pure love, your mother's gift Taken by you from the breast milk To the hungry and yearning You gave love and praying To the abandoned ones, You gave shelter, food and safety. Wherever man has forgotten what love is: Art thou! Where man has forgotten to care for the sick: Art thou! Where man has forgotten to help the poor: Art thou! Where the poorest live among the poor: Art thou! Where nobody dies desperate but in peace with God: Art thou! Where everyone gets a warm hand of assistance regardless of race and nation: Art thou! Where instead of immorality, with selfishness and malice, help survives with loving support: Art thou! Wherever in the world disasters occur, diseases, AIDS and drugs make havoc: Art thou! The Nobelist for peace Returns to people the hope Goodness and love Mother of love, Turned into a monument of eternity: Art thou!
— Kozi Zavalani
All Poems Submitted to the Contest