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.
Pain. I know it's difficult to comprehend so much suffering and heartache did anyone think to ask the question how much suffering can the heart take Imagine the most horrific of acts the kind one could never justify then repeatedly hearing the story those that tell it I can imagine why... Life. The most precious of gifts held in the highest regard working for nuclear disarmament this decision shouldn't be hard After reading the testimonials we must restore sight to the blind there's a lesson to be learned from the hibakusha it's important to keep in mind... Peace.
— Antonio Boyd
All Poems Submitted to the Contest