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.
My Little One An eerie silence As my daughter reads me Her favorite book A sudden noise All is red and ablaze I hear my child scream But soon all is still And I cannot find my little one anywhere All I see is fire and smoke All I see is the tears as we come Out of our houses My little one is gone Firefighters tell me Gone The word echoes in my head I feel I see Nothing
— Caroline Zuba
All Poems Submitted to the Contest