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.
Helpless people frightened Inside their homes terrified Running from the bomb Of all places it’s here Scared children crying for parents History was made Injured and scarred Mothers looking for children And children looking for their mother August 6th 1945 Never saw it coming Dead bodies on the ground No warning for the people A terrible day Green grasses turned black All of nature died out Seeing the bomb drop from the sky Asking themselves what’s that in the sky Knowing it was for them Inside their hearts they didn’t know why
— Ashley Cho
All Poems Submitted to the Contest